Illinois Small Business Owner Highlight

John Rood was always a natural test-taker. What dawned on him, though, while training to teach giant prep courses for graduate level exams is that this model of tutoring lacked the detail to help the average student.

Thus came the idea for Next Step Test Prep, an alternative test preparation small business that focuses on individual, one-on-one tutoring for each student. Rood found that his experience with the one-on-one format was “extremely effective.”

Illinois Events

Date:
Sat, 4 Nov 2017
Time:
10:00 am

Small business owners, entrepreneurs, their employees and their families are invited to the West Suburban Small Business Community Health Forum to kick-off Illinois’ healthcare open enrollment period.

Event type: Healthcare, Immigration, Freelance Economy Enrollment Event
Location: Bridgeview, IL
Date:
Tue, 7 Nov 2017
Time:
6:30 pm

Women entrepreneurs continue to make strides and significantly contribute to our economy's vitality, as women-owned firms account for nearly 10 million of the nation’s small businesses.

Event type: Access to Capital, Women in Business Presentation
Location: Chicago, IL

Illinois Research

Published:
Tue, 18 Nov 2014
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The economy is improving, but Illinois small business owners and their employees are facing another financial hurdle: retirement security. The U.S. currently suffers from a retirement savings gap of more than $6 trillion, and more than 38 million households do not have any retirement savings at all. Illinois small business owners and their workers are no exception.

Published:
Thu, 13 Nov 2014
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Scientific opinion poll finds small business owners are hiring, but those doing so are having a hard time finding candidates with the right background; they support programs such as apprentice and internships to identify and increase the number of qualified workers.

Published:
Thu, 30 Oct 2014

Small Business Majority's scientific opinion polling shows small business owners often feel disadvantaged by large corporations and the electoral system overall. They believe our current campaign finance system puts large corporations at a competitive advantage and support significant reforms to level the playing field between small employers and large corporations.