Small Business Resources

We offer Small Business Library Cards for Berwyn Businesses!

Businesses located in Berwyn are eligible for one free library card per business.  The Business applicant must verify Berwyn ownership by showing either FEIN certification or City of Berwyn licensure.  Business library cards will only be valid at the Berwyn Public Library.

 

Small Business Owners, complete this survey to help the Library better serve your business needs.

Then, use the following links to help plan, develop and market a small business, and visit the Library for additional print resources.

 

Writing a Business Plan

How to Write a Business Plan - from the U.S. Small Business Administration

Publications and Business Guides - from the IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

 

Online Berwyn Library Resources

Available to all within the library; resident or business library card required to access outside library

Including full-text books on business related topics like management, writing business plans, and e-commerce

 

Resources to Start a Business

 

Forms And Tax Information

Illinois Professional Licensing

IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation - List of professions regulated by the IDFPR

IL Department of Labor - Licenses and Permits

Local and Area Business Resources

Established in 1983, the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) is a public-private partnership with the City of Berwyn that provides economic development and Chamber of Commerce services to all segments of the Berwyn community. A not-for-profit membership organization that serves over 300 business and individual members, the BDC focuses its efforts on those activities that will improve the overall climate for local businesses and residents, in addition to encouraging the development of new commercial venues and employment opportunities. The BDC continually strives to develop new programs, services and events that promote Berwyn businesses and the community. For more information, visit the BDC website or follow them on facebook and twitter.

Online Business Resources

Small Business Majority-advocacy group founded and run by small businesses

Illinois Secretary of State Business Services

SCORE-small business advice 

OSHA-for small businesses 

The Wall Street Journal-small business community

Entrepreneur Magazine