Useful Sites

Accounting Websites:

American Accounting Association

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Financial Accounting Standards Board

Financial Executives International

Governmental Accounting Standards Board

Illinois CPA Society

Institute of Internal Auditors

Web CPA



Attorney Websites:

ADLAW

ALI-ABA

American Arbitration Association

American Bar Association

Aspen Publishers

Chicago Bar Association

Delaware Secretary of State

Delaware Secretary of State Divisions of Corporations

HG.org

Illinois State Bar Association

Law Journal Seminars

Martindale-Hubbell

Practicing Law Institute



Banking/Insurance Websites:

Federal Reserve

Illinois Offices of Bank And Real Estate

Insurance News Net

Office of Comptroller of Currency

State Insurance Department Web Sites



Business Broker Websites:

BizBuySell

MergerNetwork.com

Midwest Broker and Buyer Intermediaries



Business Websites:

Blackburne

CCH Business Owner's Toolkit

Gaebler.com

Inc.com

ITEC- Illinois Technology Enterprise Corporation

Just Sell

Kauffman Foundation

OSBI Consulting

Prentice Hall's Entrepreneurship and Small Business Resource Website

Small Business Administration

Small Business Help Center

STAT-USA

U.S. Business Advisor



Case Law Websites:

Findlaw- Federal Cases

Justia

Lexis One (free)


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Chicago Tech Scene:

Biotechnology Industry Organization

Local Business - Information on local businesses

Technology Executive Club - Formerly known as Internet executives club. A Thought Leadership and Business Development Community for High Technology and eBusiness Executives

The Illinois Coalition- Includes VC contact information

The Illinois Technology Development Alliance - The ITDA provides consulting services to growth stage technology firms to fundamentally address business, technology, management and other strategic issues critical to their success.



Finance/Angel Investor Organization Websites:

Business Angels International

Chicago Assn. Of Neighborhood Development Organizations' Self-Employment Loan Fund

Illinois Finance Authority

Northern Illinois Angels

Prairie Angels

Venture Capital Online



General Chicago Websites:

Chamber of Commerce

Chicago Department of Planning and Development - Listings of department services offered to small businesses, information about tax-increment financing and other financial assistance programs and general information about the city

Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center - A clearinghouse of services for small business

City of Chicago

Cook County Assessor

Cook County Clerk

Cook County Information Center

Cook County Recorder

Cook County Treasurer

Crain's



Illinois Websites:

Illinois Commerce Commission

Illinois Courts

Illinois Department of Commerce and Community affairs

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois Department of Insurance

Illinois Manufacturers' Assn.

Illinois Secretary of State

DuPage County Government

Kane County Government

Lake County Government

McHenry County Government

Will County Government



Intellectual Property & Technology Websites:

ADH Patent Services

All About Trademarks

Bpubs: Intellectual Property

BitLaw

Copyright Office

Copyright Resource Online

GigaLaw

ICANN

IPMag.com

Licensing Executive Society International. Inc.

Licensing Executive Society- USA and Canada

Patent and Trademark office

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use

The UT System Crash Course in Copyright

World Intellectual Property Organization

Yet2.com



International Law Websites:

U.S. Department of Commerce Market Access and Compliance

International Trade Club of Chicago

U.S. Council for International Business

International Small Business Consortium

Organization for Economic Development



Legal Research:

Findlaw

Justia

Law Guru

Links to State UCCs

Pacer



Music & Music Licensing Websites:

ASCAP

BMI

Harry Fox

RIAA

SESAC



Privacy Websites:

FTC Privacy Initiatives

Privacy Headquarters



Real Estate Websites:

Chicago Association of Realtors

Chicago Department of Buildings

Chicago Department of Housing

Chicago Department of Human Services

Chicago Department of Zoning

City of Chicago Department of Zoning Maps

Chicago Department of Planning and Development

Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance

Chicago Title- Chicago Metro

Cook County Assessor

Illinois Offices of Bank And Real Estate

Investing in Land

Keyhole

Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois

Realty Times

Reed Construction Data



Securities:

RR Donnelly

SEC

SEC Law

SEC Law-IPO center

Securities Lawyer Handbook

SEC Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system (EDGAR)



Statute Websites:

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Statutes, Constitutions and Legislative Information - By State

U.S. Code



Tax Websites:

CCH

Delaware Franchise Tax Estimator

Green Trader Tax

Internal Revenue Service

Non-Profits

Quicken



U.S. Government Websites:

Copyright Office

Federal Trade Commission

Internal Revenue Service

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Patent and Trademark office

Securities and Exchange Commission


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