• Build A Team

    In addition to your business partners, if any, you need to consider other necessary “team members”.  A budding entrepreneur needs a support team - your own "safety net" of trusted individuals whom you can count on to advise, teach and assist you. It is rare that a single business owner is an expert in each of these disciplines. Make sure these people are in place before you start your business so that things are done correctly and legally from the start.

    The EDG and our partners can help you get your team in place.  Collectively we provide:

    • Volunteer mentors who share their expertise across a multitude of industries

    • Free, confidential business mentoring in person, via email or by video

    • Free business tools, templates, and tips online

    • Inexpensive or free business workshops, locally and on-demand webinars​

    The Elgin Development Group is ready to help you with your small business. Our partnership with industry & business experts, government officials, other business professional provide you with resources at every phase of business. 


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  • Our Business Support Team Our Business Support Team


    (847) 741-5663

  • When you call, you'll speak with our Economic Development Director, Tony Lucenko. Tony will listen to your unique situation and determine the best course of action. In most cases, Tony will connect you with a team member(s) skilled in your business needs. Our services are free and many of our team members offer no-cost, one-on-one, LOCAL meetings and programs.