Online resources include:
- eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines in Libby.
- Financial databases such as S&P NetAdvantage, Morningstar and Value Line.
- Use LinkedIn Learning for continuing education opportunities to spruce up your business, marketing, computer, and sales skills.
- Online business and NGO directories such as A to Z Database and Sorkins.
- Access to newspaper archives.
- Find real estate and bankruptcy public records through Records Information Service
- Get a resume or cover letter reviewed in Tutor.com.
Community Resources and Networking
The Hub for Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs Phone: 847.440.2021
SBA Ascent - a learning platform for woman entrepreneurs
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook Online
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Survey
Grantmakers.io - profiles of grant makers and recipients derived from IRS 990 Tax Forms
Do a free nonprofit data search on GuideStar
Network and Get Help
Address: 717 Forest Avenue, 2nd Floor, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Get mentored, find a supportive community, learn about funding options, and get a helping hand in starting your business.
Business Network International (BNI)
The world’s largest networking & referral organization for businesses and professionals.
Or, find a workshop.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Illinois District Office
Call toll-free at 1-844-USA-GOV1 (1-844-872-4681)
Or, check out the small business information guides