Starting a Business
These resources will help you plan, start and market a small business
Starting Your Business in Illinois | Handbook from the Illinois Department of Commerce
Steps to Starting a Business | U.S. Small Business Administration
Illinois WorkNet | Links to starting and funding a business
Starting a Small Business | 45-minute video, including Introduction, Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership, etc., presented by Illinois Legal Aid
Creating a Business Plan
How to Write a Business Plan | U.S. Small Business Administration
Business Startup and Management Publications | Illinois Small Business Development Center
Library card required when using outside sources.
Legal Self Help Center
To find small business books, select “Search by Category”, click “Business & Industry”, and click “Small Business”. If we don’t have the specific title that you are looking for, remember that we can Inter-Library Loan most items with your Peoria Public Library card.
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Downloadable Media Catalog
To find business ebooks, click “Advanced Search”, click the “Subject” dropdown menu, then select “Business”.