Small Business Information Center Securities

Small businesses generate two-thirds of all new jobs in the United States and are responsible for more than half of our nation's total economic output. In order to grow and expand (and generate even more jobs), small businesses need to secure capital financing. One of the ways small businesses can raise necessary capital is by issuing securities, which are offered for sale to investors either through public offerings or private placements.

The Small Business Information Center is designed for small issuers and various intermediary organizations. Staff is available to explain the various financing options available for smaller firms and to describe the processes required for a small firm securities offering. Staff also is available for pre-filing conferences and to answer any questions small business owners may have about the filing process.

The Secretary of State, Illinois Securities Department or their information providers shall not be liable regardless of the cause or duration, for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions or untimeliness of the information, or for any delay or interruption in the transmission thereof to the user, or for any claims or losses arising therefrom.