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Small Business Finance: IRS Resources for Entrepreneurs Starting and Operating a Business

Business Development Series
Learn about taxpayer responsibilities and how to use tax laws to reduce tax liability and increase profitability

Many small-business owners' comfort level with questions dealing with the Internal…

Land Leasing Basics

Legal Training for Illinois Small Farms
Don't risk losing the farm

Leasing farmland is so commonplace that landowners, farmers, and ranchers may not think twice about the lease itself until things go wrong. Prevent problems by using a…

Forming an LLC

Legal Training for Illinois Small Farms

Legal risks can be fatal to a farm business and addressing them proactively can keep farms in business. Just as important, understanding legal issues can dispel anxiety and help farmers realize…