Business Resources

Are you a business or prospective business owner looking for assistance in town? Visit any of these local organizations for help:


General Business Resources


Lending Institutions

Full list of Chamber member's that can provide finance and insurance information.

BN ShareSpace

Today it's common to see people working out of hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and other public spaces for meetings or day-to-day work. With this rise in public space usage and coworking in general, BN ShareSpace is looking to bring those telecommuters, freelancers, entrepreneurs, students, mobile employees, and others together into a collaborative and more efficient creative space.

George R. & Martha Means Center for

Entreprenurial Studies



Devoted to creating and implementing entrepreneurship support programs for Illinois State University students, local high school students, and members of the Bloomington-Normal community.

Internal Revenue Service Small Business & Self-Employed Center

Resources for taxpayers who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million.

Central IL Score #645


Provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of small business and personal objectives.

Economic Development Council


Assists with local business expansion, recruiting new businesses and companies to the area, and encouraging the next wave of entrepreneurs to establish their business here.

Convention & Visitors Bureau



Enhances the economy of McLean County through promotion, attraction and retention of events, conventions and tourism.


City of Bloomington


Town of Normal


McLean County


Starting a Business

Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan University

Provides free and confidential business advice to entrepreneurs and small business owners in areas such as business and marketing planning, preparing for business financing, social media management, and more. 


Additional Resources

  • LinkedIn Small Business Guide: Learn how to generate leads, produce sales, and hire top professionals to fuel your growth with this guide provided by LinkedIn