Business Resources

updated November 30, 2024

Illinois B2B NewBiz grants will provide financial relief to businesses that started during the pandemic in the industries most impacted by the pandemic. Businesses that started during the pandemic have not been eligible for state grants and most federal emergency support provided for emergency relief to small businesses thus far. For full details and to apply, go to www.B2BNewBiz.com

Illinois B2B NewBiz will provide sub-awards ranging from $5,000 to $30,000  determined based on whether the business is home-based or brick-and-mortar, and the amount of time the business was in operation during the pandemic, as shown in the following table:

The business start date is based on the date the business was incorporated or date on business license. Sole proprietors that started in 2020 whose professional licenses do not reflect a start date will be eligible for $5,000.

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Interested in opening a business in Schaumburg? 

Here is a variety of information from the Village of Schaumburg to get started:

Licenses

The Schaumburg Village Code requires individuals and companies to display a valid license for a variety of activities.

For questions regarding licensing, call 847-895-4500.

Permits

Before you begin a construction project, call the Community Development Department at 847-923-4420 to determine if you need a permit. Visit our Licenses and Permits page for more information. Here are just a few of the things that require a permit or license.

Public Utilities

Water and Sewer – Contact the Water Billing Division at 847-923-4520 to set up your water account or with water bill questions. Contact Public Works at 311 with any questions regarding water quality or service problems.

Phone, Cable, and Internet – Schaumburg is proud to offer a choice of three primary communications companies for phone, cable, and internet. These are AT&T (1-800-244-4444), Comcast (1-866-594-1234), and Wide Open West (1-866-496-9669).

ElectricityComEd (1-800-334-7661)

Natural GasNicor Gas (1-888-642-6748)

Local Taxes and Assessments

Taxes and fees are the primary way the village pays for the various services that it provides to its residents and businesses. Businesses often have questions about the taxes below, but a full list of Taxes and Fees is on the village's website.

  • Property Tax – If you have any questions about your property tax bill or assessment, contact Schaumburg Township at 847-884-0030.
  • Sales Tax – Administered on the purchase of goods and merchandise and remitted directly to the State of Illinois.
  • Food and Beverage Tax – Administered on the purchase of prepared food and drinks and remitted directly to the village.

Recycling Requirements

All businesses are required to implement a recycling program of at least one or more of their waste product materials such as paper, glass, plastic, metal and organics. All garbage, recycling storage areas, and grease storage containers must be screened by an enclosure. Maintenance of the enclosure is the responsibility of the property owner, and a permit is required to construct the enclosure.

Visa/Immigration Data

The local immigration office is located at 101 W. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60065 For information and to schedule an appointment visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

Immigration Advocacy Group

Public Transportation

The village offers a variety of Transportation options to help you get around Schaumburg and the greater Chicagoland region.


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