The state of Illinois makes business start-up easy. For links to a Step-By-Step guide, get the Starting Your Business in Illinois handbook and assorted management guides. There is also a section devoted to the Illinois Franchise Bureau containing pdf files of the Illinois Franchise Act and Rules as well as the Before You buy A Franchise guide. You can also find all the forms you’ll need and submit them online.
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, through the Illinois Entrepreneurship Network, provides you with financing information, how-to’s for writing a business plan, ways to market, training programs and more.
Below are more links that will assist you in navigating through Illinois’ business resources and regulations.
State Website: http://www.illinois.gov/
Business Resources: http://business.illinois.gov/
Chamber of Commerce: http://www.ilchamber.org/
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Minnesota state franchise registration number F-4418 and F-3918.