Numerous options exist for existing and prospective business owners seeking information, loans and grants. The Village provides this document as a resource only. It is updated from time to time, but some information may be outdated. Additional information should be requested directly from the organizations listed.  

Print Business Resources

IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity 

Various funding & incentive programs for companies of all sizes and types

IL Finance Authority 

Low-interest financing, Industrial Revenue Bonds and Participation Loans

International Trade Loan Program (through the US Small Business Administration)

Loans to support small business hit by import competition & to finance exports 

Energy Saving Programs

ComEd & Nicor offer various grants, rebates & incentives for companies implementing energy efficiency equipment and processes

Lake County Partners

Lake County’s economic development arm that offers education, SBA loans and Industrial Revenue Bonds 

US Small Business Administration

Offers a variety of loans and education tool

Financial Education

A number of federal agencies offer financial education tools, a summary of which is provided at this website

Illinois Small Business Development Center

Operated locally by the College of Lake County (Grayslake campus), the Center assists in starting and operating small business ventures

Lake Villa|Lindenhurst| Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce 

Promotes the entire Round Lake area, assists in making your business more visible, and provides a helpful information source on all things local.


Protect yourself against financial scams by working only with reputable organizations. All of the above resources are nonprofit or government-based. The US Small Business Administration routinely carries information about current scams.