Local Links

Here are some helpful web resources.

McHenry County Organizations

Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber
algonquin-lith-chamber.com

Cary-Grove Chamber
http://carygrovechamber.com

Crystal Lake Chamber
clchamber.com

Harvard Chamber of Commerce
harvcc.net

Huntley Chamber of Commerce
huntleychamber.org

Marengo/ Union Chamber
marengo-union.com

McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce
mchenrychamber.com

McHenry County Economic Development Corp.
mcedc.com

Richmond/Spring Grove Chamber
rsgchamber.com

Wonder Lake Chamber
wonderlake.org

Woodstock Chamber of Commerce
woodstockilchamber.com

Government

State of Illinois Business Portal
www.business.illinois.gov

Illinois Business Sevices
www100.state.il.us/business
Information on running a business in Illinois.

Illinois Department of Commerce and Ecomnomic Opportunity
www.commerce.state.il.us
Information on Illinois economic development.

Internal Revenue Service
www.irs.gov
Offers downloadable IRS tax forms, tax preparation information and educational documents.

U.S. Business Advisor
www.business.gov
The official business link to the US government.

U.S. Census Bureau
www.census.gov
Government statisctics and resources.

U.S. Copyright Office
www.loc.gov/copyright
Copyright information and a searchable database.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
www.uspto.gov
Patent and trademark information with searchable databases.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
www.sec.gov/edgarhp.htm
Public company inofrmation, filings and research tools.

U.S. Small Business Administration Online
www.sbaonline.sba.gov
America's small business resource.

Business Publications

Crain's Chicago Business
www.crainschicagobusiness.com
Crain's Chicago Business online.

Inc.com
www.inc.com
Inc. magazine online.

Fortune Business News
www.fortune.com/fortune/

Fortune Small Business
www.fortune.com/smallbusiness
Fortune Small Business magazine online.

Computing and Technology

Whatis?com
www.whatis.com
The leading IT encyclopedia and learning center.

My Simon
www.mysimon.com
Compare prices and stores from around the web.

Associations and organizations
American Marketing Association
www.marketingpower.com
Marketing resources.

Illinois Manufacturers' Association
www.ima-net.org
News and business information for Illinois manufacturers.

Illinois Retail Merchants Association
www.irma.org
News and business information for Illinois merchants.

National Association of Manufacturers
www.nam.org

National Federation of Independent Business
www.nfib.org
News, advice and resources for small businesses.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
www.uschamber.com

Illinois State Chamber of Commerce
www.ilchamber.org

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
www.chicagolandchamber.org

Legal

LawGuru.com
www.lawguru.com
Legal questions, answers and research.

General resources

Bartleby.com
www.bartleby.com
Full texts of reference, verse and literature books online.

BizBuySell
www.bizbuysell.com
An internet business for sale exchange.

Business Owners Idea Cafe Inc.
www.businessownersideacafe.com
A resource for small businesses.

CCH Business Owner's Toolkit
www.toolkit.cch.com
News, tools and resources for small business.

CEO Express
www.ceoexpress.com
A business Web portal.

MoreBusiness.com
www.morebusiness.com
Tools and information for entrepreneurs.

Vault
www.vault.com
The most trusted name in career information.

Accredited MBA
http://www.accreditedmba.net/
Listing of resources for those interested in pursuing an MBA.