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Number of Illinois Small Businesses


How Many Small Businesses in Illinois?

How many small businesses are there in Illinois? If you are marketing to small businesses or starting a new business in Illinois, this would be useful information, wouldn't it? Fortunately, we've tracked it down for you.

Illinois has 1,001,185 small businesses, according to the most current federal data available.
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Of those 1,001,185 small businesses in Illinois, 280,373 have employees. The remaining 720,812 are Illinois small businesses that have no employees.

These small business statistics for Illinois do not include all self-employed individuals working in Illinois. According to the latest Federal data, the number of self-employed persons in Illinois (including incorporated companies that file via Schedule C) was 588,189.

We hope this information is helpful to those of you who are selling to small businesses. Please note that more current small business statistics for Illinois may be available. To get the latest small business statistics, visit If you are intererest in buying small business leads, please read our article on Buying Lead Databases Online.

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