First Stop Business Information Center

The First Stop Business Information Center is part of the commitment of DCCEO to help our state maintain the best possible climate in which to own or operate a business. The Information Center is designed to help business owners answer questions they may have about starting or expanding their business.

The center can be reached at 800-252-2923.

Cutting Through the Red Tape for Small Business
Cutting through the Red Tape for Small Business is a booklet created by DCCEO and is available at the Assistant Village Manager's Office. This booklet provides regulations, requirements, and information regarding the operation of a business before beginning the endeavor.

The booklet discusses the necessary license, permits, registrations, and legal rules and regulations relating to opening your business for the first time.

Other Publications
  • ABCs of Borrowing
  • Business Plan Outline
  • Checklist for Going into Business
  • Financing Your Business
  • Getting Started in Lake County
  • Marketing for Small Business: An Overview
  • Planning and Goal Setting for the Small Business
  • Thinking About Going Into Business