Resources

Valuable links and resources provide additional business and minority inclusion related information that may prove helpful as you look to grow your business, make business connections and/or evaluate new markets.

 

 

INCORPORATION & COMPLIANCE

Articles of Incorporation

 

Illinois Secretary of State AOI

Annual Report

 

Illinois Secretary of State Annual Report

2018 Taxes Filed

 

IRS 2018 Business Filing

Annual Certifications Renewal

 

CMS Diversity Compliance Portal

 

 

MARKETING & BRANDING

Logo

 

Forbes: Logo Conveyed Message

Website

 

Importance of Quality Website

Capabilities Statement

 

SBDC Capabilities Statement Essentials

 

 

FINANCIALS

2019 Budget

 

Importance of Budget Planning

2019 Forecast

 

3 Types of Business Forecasting

2018 Gross & Net Income  

 

Gross Income V. Net Income

2019 Projected Income

 

Financial Projections

 

CERTIFICATIONS/SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

MBE/DBE/WBE

 

City of Chicago Certification

BEP   

 

BEP Certification Portal

SBSA

 

Illinois CPO SBSA Program

Illinois Tollway TA Program

 

ILBCC TA Program

 

ARTICULATION

Mission/Vision

 

Mission and Vision Importance

Elevator Speech

 

Elevator Pitch 4 Key Qualities

Tagline/Slogan

 

Forbes: Good Taglines Are Important

 

 

MARKET POTENTIAL

Strategic Development Plan

 

Forbes: Successful Strategic Planning

2019 Prospects/Target Market

 

Sales Prospecting

Business Plan

 

SBA: Write Your Business Plan