Illinois Business Services, a part of the office of the Secretary of State, offers various business forms, as well as information on the Uniform Commercial Code, business organization acts, and other publications.

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) helps promote Illinois as a global premier business destination and increase economic prosperity by coordination of business recruitment and retention, investment in infrastructure and job training, and administration of grant programs. In addition to providing various Illinois facts and figures, DCEO's site allows users to gain access to business assistance and industry/business phase-specific guides, as well as information and updates on workforce and community development.

The International Trade Association of Greater Chicago provides an Illinois International Business Calendar that lists upcoming international business conferences and other events for Illinois. The calendar of events is also downloadable in PDF.

Supported by Western Illinois University, the Illinois Small Business Development Center provides various business workshops, a business library, and some business services. Services include business counseling, innovations and technology transfer, and management and workforce training. Fees vary and depend on the service being provided. 

The state of Illinois Business Portal is part of the official website of Illinois. The portal contains information on starting, running, and changing a business in Illinois, as well as what makes Illinois a good business environment.

The State of Illinois Data Portal contains a wealth of different kinds of statistics covering travel, economy, labor, health, and data for each municipality. The site also contains links to Illinois microsites, which have unique data sets for municipalities.

The Illinois branch of the Department of Commerce specializes in helping small to medium-sized companies develop and execute exporting strategies. Fees vary and are based on the service being provided. The site provides industry reports, a trade events calendar, and information on financing resources.

This document describes the Illinois Sales Representatives Act in detail and how it affects all aspects of business, from the manufacturer to the sales representatives. It also discusses exemplary damages and attorneys’ fees, choice of law and forum-selection clauses, and other common issues regarding contracts. Opens as a PDF. Prepared by: Shefsky & Froelich Attorneys at Law.