Small Businesses + Education & Resources = Success.

Lake County is fortunate to have a number of organizations dedicated to small business startup, growth and overall success. Representatives of these organizations (listed below) see a benefit in collaborating to ensure that small businesses understand the ecosystem that exists to support them and can easily access success resources. This document outlines a plan for facilitating that collaboration.

Entrepreneurial Partnership Guide

Stages of Business Growth

Seed: Just a thought or idea, birth of a new business
Startup: Products or services are in production, first customers exist.
Growth: Revenue and customers increasing, competition exists.
Expansion: New products, markets or distribution channels.
Decline: Decreasing sales or profits.
Exit: Grooming successors, selling or closing a business.

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Adelante Center for Entrepreneurship
420 West Clayton Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

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 Adelante Center for Entrepreneurship is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit program focused on creating wealth and jobs in communities with economic challenges.
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