If you’re looking to start, manage, or grow a business, we have tools and support to help you get the job done.
Terry Ratoff, Community Engagement Librarian, Business Services
Business library card
Businesses and nonprofits located in Skokie and members of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce can apply for a free business library card.
Have questions about business library cards? Please email *EMAIL*.
Generate leads, map your competition, or take classes to sharpen your technology skills with our online business resources.
Business books and magazines
Digital Media Lab
The Digital Media Lab has equipment for creating digital videos, music, photography, websites, and more. Learn to use this and other technology with online training. Or, contact our Information Desk to schedule training.
Start and stay in business
Get counseling from experienced executives and business owners
SCORE counselors can advise businesses and nonprofits on issues related to financing, marketing, and creating business plans. Counselors are at Skokie Public Library weekly. To sign up for a free appointment, choose Skokie as a location on SCORE’s website.
Write a business plan
SCORE’s planning templates and the Gale Business Plans Handbook offer sample business plans and templates to help you get started creating your business plan. Or, take a look at one of our many business plan books.
Find business counseling and classes; access online guides and forms supporting businesses
- Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Small Business Assistance
- Illinois Small Business Development Center at Harper College
- Illinois.gov Business
- JVS Duman Entrepreneurship Center
- Legal Forms Library
- Small Business Administration
- Women’s Business Development Center (in Chicago)