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BRN Online Resource Center

The BRN Online Resource Center is a place where local businesses in the five Smart Communities can find information that can help their company grow and become more profitable. The Online Resource Center is divided into two parts:

Technology for Your Business

This category is about technology for small businesses and entrepreneurs—everything from how to use social media to getting your company shown on Google Maps.

  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Purchasing Hardware and Software
  • Getting Found on the Web
  • Creating  a Website
  • Accepting Credit Cards
  • Technology and Business: The Overview


Everything Else for Your Business

Find what you need to know for your firm on the Internet, from writing a business plan to saving on energy costs.

  • Business Plans
  • Funding
  • Working with the City of Chicago
  • Energy Costs
  • Sales
  • General Advice

Want to learn more?

Contact your local Business Resource Network manager to see how Smart Communities can help your local firm thrive.

Find training and internet access near you

Use the City of Chicago's mapping tool to find libraries and other locations with free services.

Tech Locator