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Free and inexpensive seminars are routinely offered throughout the area. Check-out the following websites for schedules of courses/seminars.
Cook Memorial Library Classes
GLMV Chamber of Commerce
IL Department of Employment Security
US Small Business Administration - IL District Office webinars
US Small Business Adminstration general business webinars
College of Lake County
University Center of Lake County
Workforce & Professional Development Institute Classes
Job Center of Lake County:
Employer Specific Training
customized to business needs (grants available)
Export/Trade Assistance Seminars
are regularly available through the U.S. Commercial Service Midwest Office
School District 128 Community Education
Courses, business subjects include Finance, Computers, etc.
IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Assistance Programs:
The IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has various funding and incentive programs available for businesses looking to expand, locate to the area, and increase trade. More information is available on the
and by contacting the area representative Joseph McKeown, (312) 814-1457.
Flyers for several of the available programs can be found here
IL Finance Authority (IFA):
Several low interest funding programs are offered through the
Illinois Finance Authority
(IFA), including Industrial Revenue Bonds and Participation Loans.
International Trade Loan Program:
An increasing number of American manufacturers are bringing jobs back to the U.S. – a trend called “insourcing” or “onshoring.”
The US Small Business Administration (SBA)
is seeking to build on the use of its International Trade Loan to support small businesses seeking to insource. SBA can guaranty 90 percent on these loans that go up to $5 million to help those who’ve been hit by import competition, and to finance exports for small businesses. Additional information is available
Lake County Partners (LCP):
Lake County Partners
is the County's economic development arm. Patricia Fening can assist with SBA loans and Industrial Revenue Bonds, call (847) 247-0137 for more information.
Energy Savings Programs:
offer various grants, rebates and incentives to benefit businesses in both short and long term financial savings, as well as energy efficiency.
Financial education tools are available from a number of federal agencies, a compilation of various tools can be found at
Facts, Myths & Scams:
Beware of companies and individuals who, for a fee, will provide information on grants available for small business start-up, additional information available
Business District Incentive to Auto Dealers
In 2008, the Village of Libertyville created three business districts affecting the community's Mile of Cars. The Plan for these districts creates an incentive for new or existing auto dealers looking to open, expand or improve an auto sales franchise within one of these districts. Contact Heather Rowe, Economic Development Coordinator, for more information, 847-918-2028.
IL Small Business Development Center
(SBDC) at CLC offers free counseling to existing or potential entrepreneurs. They also have referral services for loans, financing assistance and other resources. The International Trade Specialist at the IL SBDC is available to assist businesses in identifying new markets for their products and help navigate export regulations, this is a no cost service, call 847-543-2033.
US Small Business Administration - Illinois District
office provides SBA loan and other assistance to small businesses, including educational workshops. They offer a
with additional information on their services.
Jobs Center of Lake County
offers placement, resume, counseling, job fairs, and other services to job seekers. They also offer tailored training programs to businesses and assistance in filling employment vacancies.
Bennu Legal Services
, located in Lake Bluff, is a non-for-profit, multi-lingual agency offering low-cost legal and accounting services to new and existing small businesses.
Fresh Start Illinois
, located in Libertyville, offers job search and employment related services, as well as debt related counseling.
U.S. Export Assistance Center
is committed to assisting Lake County firms in realizing their export potential by providing services including, export counseling and advice, information on markets abroad, international partner contacts and advocacy services and more.
for Entrepreneurs offers business counseling, assistance in identifying financing, and low cost seminars for existing or proposed entrepreneurs.
Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center
(IMEC), a non-for-profit agency working with IL universities, helps manufacturers and companies to be more productive and globally competitive. Their advisors and trainers offer assessments, assist in identifying performance gaps, implementing new technologies, solving production problems and more. Contact IMEC at
Main Street Libertyville
organization, a non-for-profit with the goal of economic development through historic preservation. Providing support to downtown businesses.
Visit Lake County
, the local convention and visitors bureau provides promotional opportunities to area hotels, retailers, restaurants and attractions, and ongoing efforts to bring tourists to the area.
through Google's website development and site search tools.
Links to additional service providers can be found under
Please feel free to contact the Village's Economic Development Coordinator at (847) 918-2000 or by
for assistance or referral to additional resources.