Every success story starts with a plan

Illinois District Office  - December 2019

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National Write a Business Plan Month

Start your small business with a solid foundation

December is National Write a Business Plan Month - a great time to explore SBA's resources for quickly and efficiently creating a business plan. A good business plan guides you through each stage of starting and managing your business, serving as a roadmap for how to structure, run, and grow your new venture.


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Small business tax guide

Upcoming Event: Small Business Tax Planning

Thursday, Dec. 12, 1 p.m.

SBA Illinois District Office, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150, Chicago

Join us for a workshop on how to properly prepare your business taxes for 2019 and 2020. We'll be discussing changes to the tax laws and best practices for small business owners. Chicago financial consultant Al Beheary will lead the session. Register now!

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National Small Business Week Awards, are you the next winner?

Submit your small business award nomination

Categories include:

  • Illinois Small Business Person of the Year
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year
  • Rural Small Business of the Year
  • Family-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Encore Entrepreneur of the Year (started business over age 50)
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year (currently age 30 or younger)

Visit www.sba.gov/nsbw or www.sba.gov/IL for eligibility requirements and nomination forms, or email questions to jessica.mayle@sba.gov.

Deadline: Jan. 7, 2020