Business Programs & Events
OLPL partners with local businesses to provide interesting and educational programs and discussions that highlight your area of expertise. Hosting and presenting a program at the Library is a great way to expand your clientele locally and showcase your area of expertise. If you’d like to schedule a program, lecture or business event, please contact Julia at email@example.com, Tom at Tjavorcic@olpl.org, or call (708) 422-4990.
The Library partners with the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce and the local business community. We sit on the Board of the Chamber, provide meeting space for Chamber events and business members, and co-sponsor local events and programs. Chamber members and local business owners can reserve meeting room space in one of our four meeting rooms in the basement of the Library. Watch this space for cooperative business events we offer.
Research your local competitors. Find new sales leads in the Oak Lawn area. Find demographic information. Use free financial tools to organize your budget or investments. Schedule a talk or program for local residents or businesses to learn more about your business or area of expertise. Reserve a meeting room, or a study room for client meetings. OLPL offers local businesses a variety of online and physical resources that will help your business grow.
Access to these great resources only requires an Oak Lawn Library card. Any Oak Lawn business owner can visit the Library, show a business invoice or tax bill, and show a photo I.D. To apply for a card, click HERE.
|I want information about…|
|Business Auctions, Foreclosures||Record Information Services|
|Business Forms||Gale Legal Forms|
|Company Profiles||Business Source Premier|
|Investments||Morningstar, Value Line|
|Local / National / World News||Access World News|
|New Businesses, residents||A to Z|
|Real Estate transactions||Record Information Services|
More Business Resources
Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides counseling, capital and contracting expertise for small businesses.
Small Business Development Centers
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. Hosted by universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private partners. Funded by the Congress in and the SBA partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance
Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is working with partners to launch emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses. These initiatives include the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program, the Illinois
COVID-19 Quick Links for Businesses
These links help businesses, workers and residents when it comes to needing assistance due to the coronavirus.
Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program
The Business Invest – Illinois Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program is an impact investment loan program under which the State Treasurer has made up to $250 million in deposits available to financial institutions throughout the state, at near-zero rates, to assist Illinois small business and non-profits negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this funding is to provide vital economic support for small businesses and non-profits throughout Illinois to help overcome the loss of revenue they are experiencing.
Score’s team of over 10,000 volunteer business mentors is ready to help your small business survive—and thrive—through any crisis.
The Illinois Department of Revenue has established this web page to provide information and resources to help Illinois taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.
Copyright and Patents
The U.S Copyright Office promotes creativity and free expression by administering the nation’s copyright laws and by providing impartial, expert advice on copyright law and policy for the benefit of all.
Better Business Bureau
BBB is committed to providing support for small businesses.
Supporting Small Business
- $350 billion in forgivable loans for small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program
- Disaster loans that never have to be repaid
- Forgiving existing non-disaster SBA loan payments over the next six months
Resources for Illinois Residents and Licensees Impacted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Resources for Illinois licensees and consumers impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The Disaster Help Desk Is Here for You
COVID-19 is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. From loss of business to remote work, things are continuously changing during the COVID-19 pandemic and businesses are being forced to adapt. The Disaster Help Desk is here to help you navigate this challenging time.
Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities
The IRS has information on coronavirus (COVID-19) tax relief for businesses and tax-exempt entities.