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If you are a small business

Search the Donors Forum Library catalog online
The Donors Forum's mission is service to the nonprofit community and philanthropic sector, and private funders never give to for-profit organizations. Therefore, our resources for small business grants and loans is quite limited.


Other information sources
The Harold Washington Public Library Business Information Center
400 South State Street


Located in the Business, Science, and Technology Division, the collection contains a wide range of reference books and resources available to help you get your business off the ground. Check out their website for a description of their collection and a great listing of Small Business Information on the Internet.



Small Business Administration
500 West Madison Street
fax 312-886-5688


Excellent information about starting, funding, and strengthening a small business.



SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Northwest Atrium Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1250
fax 312-886-5688


SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth, and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration. Working and retired executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as volunteer business counselors and provide confidential counseling and mentoring free of charge.