General Business Resources
- Article Finder: Look here for articles from journals, magazines, or newspapers.
- CEO Express: Directory of websites related to business and investing.
- Homer Chamber of Commerce: Membership directory, events.
- LearningExpressLibrary : Includes online practice tests and exam guides for basic skills and somejobs.
Business Plans Handbook : Hundreds of examples from real businesses; may be downloaded and edited.
Employment Law Guide: From the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Small Business Handbook: Information about all aspects of running a business. From Office Depot.
- Tax Guide for Small Business: IRS Publication 334 (PDF file).
- Thomson Gale LegalForms : Employment forms, contracts, sales, real estate, incorporation, etc.
- Business Plans Handbook : Hundreds of examples from real businesses; may be downloaded and edited.
- Illinois Department of Revenue: State tax forms, including business registration.
- Illinois Secretary of State: Forms for corporations and other business organizations and nonprofits.
- Internal Revenue Service: Federal tax forms and publications.
- Employer ID Number (EIN)application information
- Office Depot: Free business form templates.
- U.S. Trademark Electronic Application System
- Illinois Entrepreneurship Network
- Patent and Trademark Office
- SCORE: Business counseling service.
- Small Business Administration
- CorporateInformation: Search for reports on companies.
- Reference USA: Business and residential information for reference and research.
- SEC Filings and Forms (EDGAR)
- Thomas Register: National directory of manufacturing and service companies.
- U.S. Patent Search