Here are valuable links and resources that 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.





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



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


MBE/DBE/WBE   City of Chicago Certification
BEP      BEP Certification Portal
SBSA   Illinois CPO SBSA Program
Illinois Tollway TA Program   ILBCC TA Program


Mission/Vision   Mission and Vision Importance
Elevator Speech   Elevator Pitch 4 Key Qualities
Tagline/Slogan   Forbes: Good Taglines Are Important




Strategic Development Plan   Forbes: Successful Strategic Planning
2019 Prospects/Target Market   Sales Prospecting
Business Plan   SBA: Write Your Business Plan

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