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Find the Information and Tools Your Business Needs to Succeed

Whether you are in the stages of planning a new business or are operating an existing one, you can find a variety of resources to meet your business needs.

    • Information to help you start or grow your business in Oswego, Illinois
    • Free specialized business databases to assist you with market research, writing business plans, and more
    • Curated print and online resources
    • Free workshops and events
    • Opportunities to network and connect with small business mentors

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Take a workshop.

Get inspiration and ideas on how to vet ideas, write business plans, and get organized from the get-go.

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Record Information Services

Find new businesses, new homeowners, real estate transactions, foreclosures and sales, and bankruptcy information in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties for market research. Create reports with specific search criteria, such as date range, zip code, or other selections. Sign up for an Oswego Public Library District Business Library Card to access this resource remotely.

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Business Meeting Room

The library's Business Center is available for reservations Mon. - Thurs. from 9 AM - 2 PM & Fri. from 9 AM - 8 PM during the school year. Summer hours will vary. For more info, email businesscenter@oswego.lib.il.us.

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More Business Resources

Meet one-on-one with a business librarian or the Village of Oswego's Economic Development team, book a meeting room, and much more.

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Oswegrow is a partnership between the Oswego Public Library District, the Village of Oswego, and Fox Valley SCORE that provides opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs to learn and grow their businesses in Oswego.