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Village Planner Jason Zawila in the
Community Development Department at
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OPENING YOUR BUSINESS IN A COMMERCIAL SPACE
Whether you have grown out of your Woodridge home-based business or are looking to move your business into one of the Village’s commercial corridors, there are several factors to consider. Finding a location for your business is a big decision, and as a business owner you will have a number of things to consider when assessing the viability of a particular location.
SPECIALTY BUSINESS INCUBATORS
If you’re not quite ready to lease or purchase your own space to launch your company, a business incubator may be an interim solution for you. A business incubator is typically organization designed to accelerate the growth and success of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services that may include physical space, capital, coaching, common services, and networking connections.
Business incubation programs are often sponsored by private companies or public institutions such as colleges and universities. Potential Woodridge businesses may want to consider two incubators available in the area. Once you are ready for your own space, the Village of Woodridge will gladly work with you to find a location that meets your needs.
ReV3: An innovation center located in DuPage County that is focused on helping people and companies design, build, and launch the software and technology that will drive the third industrial revolution. From astonishing waves of innovation and new product concepts to technology that changes business models, Rev3 is a place of emerging opportunities.
Like many coworking spaces and incubators, a key feature of Rev3 is the opportunity to collaborate with and share ideas with other startups. Even if you are a solopreneur, Rev3 will give you the opportunity to develop your business in a communal environment.
Chain Reaction Innovations:Newly launched and housed in Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Chain Reaction Innovations’ mission is to support innovators with ideas for energy- and science-based technologies that could have a significant impact on the lives of billions of people. It provides these innovators with the laboratory tools, seed capital, and collaborators necessary to grow their early-stage technologies and attract the long-term capital and commercial partners needed to go to market.
Innovation DuPage: Housed on College of DuPage campus, Innovation DuPage is a cooperative venture promoting business growth and job creation. It involves partners from higher education and the public and private sectors working together to guide entrepreneurs, small businesses and new companies on the path to success.