Where Do I Start? What ownership structure choices do I have? Where do I register a business? What are my responsibilities as an employer? How do I protect my invention, product or idea? …. Additional resources include the Small Business Tax Calendar, Tax Topics for Businesses, and Frequently Asked Questions.

A COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS. StartingYourBuSineSS … The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is pleased to provide this Starting Your. Business In Illinois Handbook to help you create, operate, or expand your business. Starting and …

Business entity. There are several ways to run a business in Illinois. This is called your business "entity." Sole proprietorship. If you are the only owner of the business, you are a sole proprietor. There is no government filing or approval required to operate your business as a sole proprietor. Millions of Americans do it this …

Step 1: Plan Your Business Idea. Step 2: Form Your Business. Step 3: Sync With The Illinois Taxes. Step 4: Obtain Proper Licensing/Permits. Step 5: Create A Dedicated Business Bank Account. Step 6: Pick A Stellar Illinois Location. Step 7: Finance/Bootstrap Your Startup. Step 8: Design & Publish A Business Website.

You file articles of incorporation for an Illinois corporation or articles of organization for an Illinois LLC with the IL Secretary of State. You obtain a federal tax ID number (FEIN or EIN) with the IRS after you have confirmation and filed articles from the State of Illinois showing your approved Illinois business.