108 East Main Street
P.O. Box 425
Casey, IL 62420

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Resources for Starting a Business in Casey

Young Entrepreneurs - Are you interested in attending Camp E3 at EIU to learn more about entrepreneurship? Clark County has scholarships available!

Regional Resources for Entrepreneurs (courtesy of ECIDC)

Casey Chamber of Commerce:

(217) 932-3430

 

Business Solutions Center at Eastern Illinois University: (217) 581-2913

SCORE: (217) 549-3522

East Central Illinois Development Corporation (ECIDC):  (217) 540-3517

  • Online Resource Library with helpful links to local, state & federal resources
  • Demographic Data by County & Region
  • Market Analysis Services

Center for Business & Industry of
Lake Land College
:
(217) 235-1282

  • Leadership & Organizational Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Quality & Process Improvement

Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Eastern Community Colleges: (618) 395-3011

Illinois Entrepreneurship Network - DCEO

Small Business Administration

 

Illinois workNet Centers

Mattoon-Effingham-Olney-Centralia

  • Tools for Employee Recruitment
  • Direction with Employee Training & Skills Upgrades
  • Access to Essential Labor Market Information

Coles County Regional Planning & Development Commission

 

City of Casey Economic Development Office

 

Local Univerity of Illinois Extension Office

 

Business Resources for Entrepreneurs with a Disability

Business Planning & Counseling

The business plan is the foundation of not only your vision for your business, but also your strategic guidebook, financial calculator and tool for developing a successful and sustainable business. The Small Business Administration offers valuable outlines and guidance via its Web site, and business counseling services are available free of charge to local entrepreneurs. For more information on starting a business in Casey, please visit Nicole Weigand in the economic development office at City Hall, or contact the office at (217) 932-4074 or nweigand@mchsi.com.

Business Planning

Business Counseling

Local Technical Assistance & Information

  • For Food Service Industry inquiries, contact:
    Clark County Health Department
    North York Street (just south of I-70)
    Martinsville, IL 62442
    (888) 382-4207
  • Choosing A Business Name
    When the business name is different from the owner's full legal name, the "Assumed Name Act" requires you to register the business name with your county clerk's office, regardless to the structure of the business.

    Issuance of assumed names on businesses:
    Clark County Clerk
    501 Archer Avenue
    Marshall, IL. 62441
    (217) 826-8311
  • For Signage & Entrance Permits (County and Township Roads), contact:
    Clark County Highway Department
    15487 N. Highway 1
    Marshall, IL 62441
    (217) 826-8056

State Economic Resources & Information

  • Illinois Department Of Revenue (IDOR)
    In Illinois, most business are required to be registered and/or licensed by the IDOR. If you plan to hire employees, buy or sell products wholesale or retail, or manufacture goods, you must register with the IDOR. To obtain the IDOR's Business Registration Kit (including state tax info) contact: Illinois Department of Revenue, (800) 732-8866
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    The Internal Revenue Service has created "Your Business Tax Kit." Included in this kit is the IRS's criteria for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor as well as a Tax Guide for Small Business and various registration forms. For more information, contact: Internal Revenue Service, (800) 829-3676 
  • For Signage & Entrance Permits (IL. Rt 49, 40 or US I-70), contact:
    Illinois Department of Transportation
    400 West Wabash
    Effingham, IL. 62401-2699
    (217) 342-3951
  • For Environmental questions, contact:
    Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
    1021 North Grand Avenue East
    P.O. Box 19276
    Springfield, IL 62794-9276
    (217) 782-3397