Once you have established your business, the Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry is your best resource to connect with area professionals, market your business, and provide you with a voice in legislative issues affecting the business community.
Click Here to Access Information on the Stormwater Education Workshop for
Businesses and Non-Profits,
April 3, 2013
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Affordable Care Act 2013
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A Free Guide to Federal, State & Corporate Procurement Opportunities
Click Here to Access the 2012-2013
Illinois Small Business Resource Guide
Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit - EXPANDED Jobs Creation Program
Is Your Business
Ready for a Disaster?
with The State of Illinois: Webinar
IRS Helps Small
Employers Claim New Health Care Tax Credit
Employers...Expand Your Business With Put Illinois to Work!
Small Business Disaster Loans
How do you apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan? What
are the loan limits? Can the SBA disaster loan help with those losses not
covered by your insurance?
has partnered with Agility Recovery Solutions to offer business continuity
strategies for small business owners via their “PrepareMyBusiness” website (www.preparemybusiness.org).
Visit the website to access previous webinars, and to learn more about disaster
1953, the SBA has provided more than $48 billion in disaster recovery assistance
to 1.9 million homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes in the form of
long-term, low-interest loans.
Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation facilitates business attraction and retention to Downers Grove. View PDF for state EDC programs.
College of DuPage's Business and Professional Institute provides high quality, accessible business and professional training, education, counseling and resources for the community.
This site offers information to business operators, real estate professionals, economic development professionals, and those looking to enhance their careers.
The SBA’s website contains a wealth of information to help you start, build,
and grow businesses- including checklists and financial services. Please
feel free to contact their Chicago office with any questions:(312) 353-4528.
The Web site for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs features business resources through the First Stop Business Information Center.
This site provides information on Illinois government, workforce development, economic development and business news.
"The Business Owner's Toolkit" includes search tools for trademarks, patents, copyrights, and business-related government policies. CCH is a well-established publisher of a wide variety of business services.
The official site of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce features business news and resources.
Legal and regulatory information for America 's small businesses.
Service Core of Retired Executives provides new entrepreneurs with information
on how to start your own business. Services include confidential
face-to-face and email business counseling free of charge!
Seeds of Recovery presentation (provided by
workNET DuPage list of services
New I-9 form from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Economic Programs from the Illinois State Commerce Department