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Business Resources

Welcome to the Business Resources page where you will find links to resources that assist businesses with a variety of subjects.  If you don't find what you are looking for please contact us.  

New Small Business Assistance Legislation Passed
The Small Business Act of 2010 was passed by Congress this September. The Act expands loan programs through the SBA and encourages Federal contracting and small business exporting.  Tax relief and revenue raisers are also included in the Act.

Local, County and State

Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce
IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) - Business Assistance
Small Business Development Center at Elgin Community College
Illinois Women's Business Development Center
Illinois Step by Step Guide to Opening a Business

Financing Your Business

U.S. Small Business Administration - Financial Assistance
Illinois DCEO - Business Development (Loans, Grants, Tax Assistance)
Accion Chicago (microloans, business training and other financial services)

Workforce Development

Illinois WorkNet (Recruitment, Training, Connecting)
Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
Elgin Community College Professional Resources (Education and Recruitment)
Kane County Department of Employment and Education
River Valley Workforce Investment Board

Energy and Green Links

Energy Star for Small Business (Energy efficiency and sustainable practices)
ComEd Smart Ideas for Your Business (Funding opportunity: energy efficiency and sustainable practices) 
Clean Air Counts (Business recognition program for air quality improvement effort)
Kane County Revolving Loan Fund for Energy Efficiency

Village Resources

Building Permits & Inspections: 847-551-3478
Sign Permits (Planning): 847-551-3478
Business and Liquor Licensing (Village Clerk): 224-293-1627