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One of the main goals for Community Development staff is to connect the needs of Hanover Park’s existing and future businesses to the organizations who have the resources to turn those needs into reality. Village staff works with the following governments and other organizations whose sole purpose is to assist with the growth and development of your business.
- Harper College Small Business Development Center
- College of DuPage Center for Entrepreneurship
- Elgin Community College
Harper Community serves part of the Hanover Park community, but the staff at Harper College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers assistance to any entrepreneur who is looking to start up a for-profit business in Illinois. Learn about the services offered at Harper College's SBDC.
College of DuPage's Center for Entrepreneurship offers a variety of services and provide resources to help individuals and groups who are looking to open a business. The Center for Entrepreneurship hosts several seminars and workshops for business owners to grow their skill set and business. Visit the Center for Entrepreneurship's website.
Whether you're an employer seeking training opportunities or a neighbor who wants to learn something new, you’ll find a warm welcome at Elgin Community College (ECC). A center of community life in the Elgin area, ECC offers a wealth of resources to help you grow your business, enjoy the arts, find a job, and much more.
Check out their Corporate Training program for information about training employees. For more information on hiring ECC students, check out their Hire Spartans program. For a full description of all the resources ECC provides, please visit their website.
- Schaumburg Township District Library
- REV3 Innovation Center
- Fox Valley SCORE & SCORE Chicago
- Women's Business Develop. Ctr.
Hanover Park is partially serviced by the Schaumburg Township District Library. Library resources and knowledgeable librarians can help you find information for:
- Analyzing market demographics
- Building prospect lists
- Finding grants
- Researching stocks and mutual funds
- Writing a business plan
Choose DuPage, DuPage County, Northern Illinois University and other organizations have partnered together to offer future DuPage entrepreneurs a physical space to start and grow a business. The REV3 Innovation Center, located on NIU's Naperville Campus, is a business incubator facility that offers state-of-the-art spaces and technology to assist with entrepreneurs to develop their ideas, inventions and products.
The goal is to assist entrepreneurs build viable businesses. REV3 Innovation Center is a wonderful resource for DuPage County. Visit their website to find out how this valuable resource can help your ideas become reality.
Hanover Park is located within two counties (Cook and DuPage), but small businesses in both counties have access to a wonderful resource, SCORE. This is a large volunteer organization, made of successful business leaders, that assists small business entrepreneurs with a series of services (many are free)! SCORE offers confidential business counseling, free or low-cost seminars and free business in dozens of locations throughout the Chicagoland area.
The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) was founded in 1986 to provide services and programs to support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy by creating jobs, fueling economic growth, and building strong communities. The WBDC carries out these activities through its two (2) Women’s Business Centers (WBC), Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and ScaleUp Aurora Initiative.
The Women’s Business Development Center aims to:
- Increase awareness of entrepreneurship as a viable means of economic self-sufficiency
- Accelerate the growth rate of enterprises owned by women and other diverse business owners
- Stimulate public policy and system changes that support and strengthen economic empowerment of women and other diverse business owners
- Increase the economic impact on individuals, families, and communities of women and other diverse business owners
For more information, please visit WBDC's website.