Illinois Entrepreneurship Network (IEN) Business Information Center


  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
  • 500 E Monroe,
  • Springfield, IL 62701
  • Phone: 800-252-2923
  • Fax:
  • TDD: 800-785-6055
  • Email: support@ienconnect.com
  • Website: http://www.commerce.state.il.us/dceo/

Purpose of the Program

Provides individuals and businesses information to guide them through the state permitting, licensing, and regulatory processes. Provides free business start-up kits and guides on several business types. Serves as an advocate for business owners when they are encountering problems with state regulating agencies.

Types of Assistance

Referral, advocacy

Year Program was established

1996