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As a potential new business owner, you might be unfamiliar with various skills required to run a business. Fortunately, you can look to the following local organizations for assistance:
College of DuPage Illinois Small Business Development Center: Offers entrepreneurs and small business owners free one-on-one advice and a variety of training workshops to help your business not just survive—but also thrive. The expertise the Center offers is both affordable and valuable. Resources and assistance include: financial analysis/checkup, management assessment, marketing plan development, potential funding options, and business plan analysis.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE): Matches small businesses that need expert advice with mentors in the business community who volunteer to share their expertise.
United States Small Business Administration (SBA): Offers outstanding online education through itsSBA Learning Center. This portal features an entire library of free online courses for businesses of all sizes. Throughout the VirtuGrow website there are several helpful links to the SBA Learning Center. Additionally, the SBA SizeUp tool will help you manage and grow your business by benchmarking it against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and suppliers, and locating the best places to advertise.
The Village of Woodridge serves as an excellent resource regarding site selection, construction, and the development and licensing regulations that are required to do business in the Village.
As part of your business plan development, you may want to know where potential customers are located within a certain distance of the Village. The Community Development Department has a variety of economic and demographic data available, including demographic information for the Village of Woodridge and surrounding area. Village staff routinely obtain demographic and economic statistics on the community, as well as specific trade areas (one, five and 10 miles). Reports. Contact the Community Development Department at 630-719-4750.
TURNING AN IDEA INTO A BUSINESS REALITY
We have developed a number of helpful resources to walk you through key items such as business plan development, financial support, and local, state and federal regulations.
Village Planner Jason Zawila in the
Community Development Department at
630-719-4750 or firstname.lastname@example.org