Starting a Business


    Offering one-on-one consulting targeted to small businesses and entrepreneurs, we are dedicated to providing you the best advice and resources. Our business services include:

    • FREE, confidential, one-on-one business advising and coaching with noted experts
    • Assistance in developing business plans and financial statements
    • Aid in forming strategic marketing plans
    • Support in securing loans with local lenders and service providers
    • Spanish-speaking advisors and workshops available
    • International business planning
    • Analysis of Export Administration Regulations
    • Access to network of trade resources
    • Assistance in foreign market entrytri state corporate center
    • Interactive, low-cost workshops


    College of Lake County
    19351 West Washington Street
    Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
    (847) 543-2033


     Job Center of Lake County

    The Job Center provides these valuable services to you:
    1 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
    800 Lancer Lane, Grayslake, IL 60030


    Planning, Building, and Development Harbor Freight

    500 W. Windhester Road, Unit 101
    Libertyville, IL 60048

    Enforcement of county building codes and zoning ordinances in unincorporated Lake County through plan review, permitting, and inspection of all construction activity.

    Commercial Building Permit Requirements

    Lake County Zoning 

    Planning Resource Center


    Lake County Partners

    Lake County Partners, a 501(c)3 economic development corporation, works to maintain economic vitality and quality of life in Lake County, Illinois.