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Business Plans Handbook 1993-2008
Part of an annual series that offers examples of business plans created by existing companies.
Business Source Premier
Full-text articles from over 2,100 business journals covering topics such as management, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, and international business.
Click On: Small Business
Explore resources for starting your own business.
Ratings and resources on franchises.
Illinois Corporate Name Database
Preliminary check of corporate name availability.
Illinois Entrepreneurship and Small Business Network
Information on starting and operating a business in Illinois.
Small Business Administration
Help in starting your own business.
Small Business Development Center
Comprehensive site with links for all aspects of starting a business.
Starting a Business
Library resources show you how to develop a small business.
State of Illinois Business Portal
Information from the State of Illinois on starting a business in Illinois, including registration and incorporation, licensing, taxes, grants and incentives, as well as regulations.
United States Patent and Trademark Databases
Search for patents and trademarks.
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