Small Business

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity offers resources and assistance to Illinois businesses. It is their mission to support and maintain a climate that enables a strong economy by keeping, attracting and growing businesses, maintaining a skilled workforce, and enhancing communities so that small and large businesses can succeed. The Illinois Department of Commerce delivers impactful and efficient programs and services through several offices.

Numerous industries including automotive repair, dry cleaning, manufacturing, printing, and others are bombarded by complicated environmental regulations. The Illinois Department of Commerce delivers impactful and efficient programs and services, including the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) which provides free confidential information and services to help small businesses understand and comply with their environmental obligations. 

Related Information and Resources

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Information and Guidance

Information and resources regarding managing various types of wastes

U.S. Small Business Administration Information and Guidance 

Developed to keep your business compliant with state and federal business laws 

Resources for Small Businesses

United States Environmental Protection Agency resources for small businesses 

Land, Waste, and Cleanup Topics

United States Environmental Protection Agency resources regarding various topics