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.
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 -- U.S. Small Business Administration
Start-up and Management Publications -- Illinois Small Business Development Center
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
Illinois Department of Commerce -- A handbook for starting a business in Illinois
Illinois Worknet -- Links to starting and funding a business
U.S. Small Business Administration -- Steps to Starting a Business
Illinois Legal Aid -- How Do I Start My Own Small Business?
Toolkits -- from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Nation
ThomasNet -- Supplier discovery and product sourcing; find local area suppliers
Forms And Tax Information
IRS-Corporate Tax Information
Illinois Department of Revenue-Illinois Business Forms
Illinois Department of Revenue-Illinois Business Tax Forms
Illinois Professional Licensing
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation and the Department of Labor-Information about Professional Licenses
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 and follow them on facebook and twitter
Online Business Resources
Small Business Majority-advocacy group founded and run by small businesses
SCORE-small business advice
OSHA-for small businesses
The Wall Street Journal-small business community