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Illinois SBDC/ITC Resources & Related Links


Thinking about starting your own business?

Are you ready? Find out more about starting your own business:

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity-Small Business

U.S. Small Business Administration

Looking for a small business loan?

Has your search for small business financing been unsuccessful?
SBA Express Loans Available - contact us for details (847) 543-2033 or

ACCION Microloan Program with CLC

The Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center at the College of Lake County is offering access to small business microloans in cooperation with Accion Chicago. See if you qualify for the NEW Microloan Program (PDF) or call (847) 543-2033 for more information.

GRANTS: Facts, Myths & Scams

Beware of companies and individuals who, for a fee, will provide information on grants available for small business start-up. Grants do not exist, companies and individuals who want to take advantage of you do. For additional information on Grants visit: