Online Resources

Associations & Organizations

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American Marketing Association

Today, the AMA leads an unparalleled discussion on marketing excellence. Continuing in the tradition of Borden and so many others, the AMA offers differentiated content that focuses on the tension between Best Versus Next Practices™. 

Better Business Bureau

BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. We do this by: Setting standards for marketplace trust, Encouraging and supporting best practices by engaging with and educating consumers and businesses, Celebrating marketplace role models, Calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior, and Creating a community of trustworthy businesses and charities.

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce combines the power of people, with our legacy of leadership and business advocacy, to drive a dynamic economy. We focus on delivering value for our members, making Chicagoland a world-class place to live and work.

Illinois Chamber of Commerce

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is the largest broad-based business association in Illinois, serving businesses of all sizes and industry sectors. Headquartered in Springfield with a regional office in Chicago, the Illinois Chamber serves as your frontline advocate for business in the state capitol by influencing the legislative, regulatory and judicial branches of state government.

Illinois Manufacturers' Association

The IMA’s mission is to strengthen the economic, social, environmental and governmental conditions for manufacturing and allied enterprises in the state of Illinois, resulting in an enlarged business base and increased employment.

Illinois Retail Merchant's Association

The Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) benefits Illinois retailing through effective engagement with retailers, the general public, policy makers, and the media regarding the impact legislative and regulatory proposals will have on the success of retail operations.


SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than fifty years.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations.


Business Publications

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Crain's collects and updates thousands of data points from local companies each year. Our research includes revenues, headcounts, growth rates, contact information and more.


Fortune is a multinational business magazine, published and owned by Time Inc. and headquartered in New York City. The magazine competes with Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek in the national business magazine category and distinguishes itself with long, in-depth feature articles.


Inc.com, where you can find everything you need to know to start and grow your business now. We're also the publisher of Inc. magazine, which for more than 30 years has been the premier print publication for entrepreneurs and business owners.


Launched in 1996, is the home of both its personal finance and business forecasting content, including current coverage and archived material. It features an array of money management tools, calculators, columns, quizzes, slideshows, infographics, features, and videos.


Smart Business

Smart Business gives it's readers insight on upcoming businesses and technology that is new to the marketplace. 

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is an American business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp.

Computing & Technology

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CNET tracks all the latest consumer technology breakthroughs and shows you what's new, what matters and how technology can enrich your life. We give you the information, tools and advice that will help you decide what to buy and how to get the most out of the tech in your life.


ZDNet brings together the reach of global and the depth of local, delivering 24/7 news coverage and analysis on the trends, technologies and opportunities that matter to IT professionals and decision makers.

Cyber Security Resources

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CISA (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency)

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is an operational component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Under the leadership of Director Jen Easterly, CISA works to understand, manage, and mitigate risk to the nation’s cyber and physical infrastructure in the public and private sector. By working with our partners, we defend against today’s threats and collaborate to build secure and resilient infrastructure for the future.

FBI Internet Crime Compliant Center

The mission of the Internet Crime Complaint Center is to provide the public with a reliable and convenient reporting mechanism to submit information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning suspected Internet-facilitated criminal activity and to develop effective alliances with law enforcement and industry partners. Information is analyzed and disseminated for investigative and intelligence purposes to law enforcement and for public awareness.

InfraGard Partnership for Protection

InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and members of the private sector for the protection of U.S. Critical Infrastructure. Through seamless collaboration, InfraGard connects owners and operators within critical infrastructure to the FBI, to provide education, information sharing, networking, and workshops on emerging technologies and threats.

General Business Resources

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Full texts of reference, verse, and literature books online.

Biz Buy Sell

BizBuySell is the Internet's largest and most heavily trafficked business for sale marketplace, with more business for sale listings, more unique users, and more search activity than any other service.

Biz Fillings

Our comprehensive services, exceptional value and experienced team make us your ideal partner—for incorporation and beyond.

Business Owners' Idea Cafe'

IdeaCafe.com has been online since 1995 and is known for its popular CyberSchmooze forums, where small business owners, startup entrepreneurs and experts share questions, information and provide objective feedback.

CEO Express

CEOExpress.com is designed to be the best executive assistant imaginable, providing a tool that users would have created themselves if they had the time. CEOExpress filters and organizes the content executives need, while adding features that make their lives even more streamlined and efficient.

Constant Contact

Our customers get real results through email newsletters, surveys, events, Facebook promotions, online listings, and more. Every day we challenge ourselves to find new ways to deliver on the promise of Endurance’s mission: help small businesses navigate the promise, power, and potential of the web.


A Veteran's guide with tools and financial resources. According to the United States Small Business Association (SBA), nearly one in 10 U.S. businesses are run by veterans. They cover various business types, from professional and technical services to consulting, construction, consumer products, and more. This guide outlines the necessary steps to take to get a successful company off the ground.


MoreBusiness.com is an award-winning, one-stop resource website for entrepreneurs. Created in 1994, MoreBusiness.com is filled with sample business plans, marketing plans, templates, sample contracts and business agreements to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small business.



Seventeen years ago, Ken Plunkett launched Salary.com with the vision to reinvent how employers and employees access compensations data via the web.  And a new technology model was born.  Fast forward to now.  The return to Salary.com’s roots means great data and software products that get you the compensation answers you need quickly.

National Federation of Independent Business

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) represents 325,000 small businesses in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and is dedicated to leveling the playing field with Big Business, Big Government, and Big Labor in every key area – taxes, healthcare, regulations, and more.

Small Business Association

The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.


Our mission is to create and organize timely, needed government information and services and make them accessible anytime, anywhere, via your channel of choice.

Government - Local

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County of DuPage

Whenever someone mentions County government, they inevitably ask, “What does County government do?” DuPage County provides services to residents that help maintain our quality of life, making DuPage County a great place to live, work and raise a family.

City of Warrenville

The City of Warrenville, located approximately 30 miles west of the City of Chicago, is recognized as a small, hometown refuge nestled in the center of the dynamic and nationally recognized research and development corridor that runs through DuPage County, Illinois

City of West Chicago

West Chicago is a diverse, family-oriented community with a rich cultural mix and a proud heritage.  It is the first Illinois community established by the railroads and continues to be a convenient transportation hub served by three major rail lines, one of Illinois’ busiest airport and three state highways.

Economic Development Division
of West Chicago

The City of West Chicago seeks to assess the unique needs of individual businesses with the goal of creating a mutually beneficial arrangement for prospective businesses and the community. The City strives to provide the smoothest experience for interested developers while maintaining conformance to all codes from pre-application stages to plan review stages.

Government - Federal

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U.S. Copyright Office

Congress relies upon, and directs, the Copyright Office to provide critical law and policy services, including domestic and international policy analysis, legislative support for Congress, litigation support, assistance to courts and executive branch agencies, participation on U.S. delegations to international meetings, and public information and education programs.

U.S. Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce promotes job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair and secure trade, providing the data necessary to support commerce, and fostering innovation by setting standards and conducting foundational research and development.

Bureau of Industry & Security

Advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership.

U.S. Department of Energy

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.


Internal Revenue Service

The mission of the IRS is to provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector.

U.S. Department of Labor

Our mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

As a mechanism that protects new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity, the USPTO is at the cutting edge of the nation's technological progress and achievement.


U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

The mission of the SEC is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. The SEC strives to promote a market environment that is worthy of the public's trust.

U.S. Department of Transportation

The mission of the Department is to: Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Government - State

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Illinois Dept. of Employment Security

IDES encourages economic growth and stability in Illinois by providing Employment Services to Illinois residents and employers,
analyzing and disseminating essential Labor Market Information, and administering Unemployment Insurance programs.

Illinois Dept. of Labor

The mission of the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) is to promote and protect the rights, wages, welfare, working conditions, safety and health of Illinois workers through enforcement of state labor laws, to safeguard the public through regulation of amusement rides and to ensure compliance with all other labor standards.

Illinois Dept. of Public Health

The mission of the Illinois Department of Public Health is to protect the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation, and the control of disease and injury.  

Illinois Dept. of Transportation

In Illinois, IDOT has statutory responsibility for the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of Illinois' extensive transportation network, which encompasses highways and bridges, airports, public transit, rail freight and rail passenger systems.

Legal Resources
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