Welcome to the Champaign Business Portal Homepage.
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A Champaign library card gives you access to powerful online tools you won’t find free elsewhere. Search the archives of The Wall Street Journal at the library or at home. Search other newspapers and business magazines. Find people with the phone and address directory.

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Everyone is welcome to drop in at our free expert-led business workshops. Check our event calendar to see what’s coming up soon.

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Our Info Pros (also known as librarians) are ready to help you with your work-related questions. We’ll save you time and find answers that you (and your boss) can trust. Let us help with sales leads, company research, CU facts and figures, and more. Ask an Info Pro!

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Your Business is Our Business

Whether you’re dreaming of starting a new business or striving to succeed where you are, the library offers the business expertise you need. These web pages are the place to find it — or connect to our Info Pros for personalized help finding exactly the information you need.

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Do you cover employee healthcare at your small business? You may be eligible to take advantage of tax credits available via the Affordable Care Act. See this News Gazette article for more information.

Government grants to start or expand a business … sound too good to be true? It is. See this Small Business Administration website for more information about government grants.

Champaign County has a self-representation help desk on the first floor of the courthouse. This desk has many forms specifically designed for Champaign County. The Help Desk hours and downloadable forms are available at the Illinois Legal Aid website.

Looking for local job listings? See this list of websites that provide help wanted ads for the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area.

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Research Tools Online

We give you exclusive access to powerful online information tools. Use your library card number to log in, or use these at the library. more

Find people, businesses, sales leads
Search News-Gazette & national papers
Standard & Poor’s username = champaign; password = all 14 digits of Champaign library card number
Morningstar Investment Ctr., home use | in-library use
Wall St. Journal, home use | in-library use

What's New in Business Books?

Sample business books with e-mail excerpts, or get monthly e-mails about new titles.

New business book picks by e-mail
Daily book samples by e-mail