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 | Illinois Legal Aid has numerous links, guides, articles and videos.
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.
Suggested search terms include:
Downloadable Media Catalog
To find business ebooks, click “Advanced Search”, click the “Subject” dropdown menu, then select “Business”.
Click on the links below to learn more about our local business resources.
• Turner Center for Small Business
• Peoria Chamber of Commerce
• Illinois Business Financial Services
• Heart of Illinois Better Business Bureau
• Greater Peoria Economic Development Council