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


Attorney Websites:



American Arbitration Association

American Bar Association

Aspen Publishers

Chicago Bar Association

Delaware Secretary of State

Delaware Secretary of State Divisions of Corporations

Illinois State Bar Association

Law Journal Seminars


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:


Midwest Broker and Buyer Intermediaries

Business Websites:


CCH Business Owner's Toolkit

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


U.S. Business Advisor

Case Law Websites:

Findlaw- Federal Cases


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


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


Copyright Office

Copyright Resource Online



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

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:



Law Guru

Links to State UCCs


Music & Music Licensing Websites:



Harry Fox



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


Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois

Realty Times

Reed Construction Data


RR Donnelly



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:


Delaware Franchise Tax Estimator

Green Trader Tax

Internal Revenue Service



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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