July 15, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Entrepreneurs  
  Ottawa, Illinois Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Ottawa, Illinois Resources for Entrepreneurs

Help is on the way, Illinois entrepreneurs! Our team is assembling a list of entrepreneurial resources in the Ottawa area.

Illinois Entrepreneurial Resources

Start by looking at our statewide resources. We are constantly updating our list of state resources for Illinois. These state-level resources can be very useful to Ottawa entrepreneurs . . . and any entrepreneurs in Illinois for that matter.

You'll find information on Illinois business incubators, Illinois venture capitalists, angel investors in Illinois and many other useful resources.

Use the link below to access our Illinois entrepreneurial resources:

Useful Information on Ottawa, Illinois

Did you know that approximately 18,000 people live in Ottawa? That's the count according to recent census data.

Ottawa, Illinois

Ottawa, Illinois Newspaper Advertising

Do you want to advertise your Ottawa, IL small business? We would highly recommend that consider advertising in local newspapers to reach Ottawa consumers.

To make your life a little bit easier, we've assembled newspaper advertising rates for newspapers in Ottawa, Illinois.

Radio Advertising Ottawa, Illinois

If you are interested in radio advertising in the area, we've done a little bit of the work for you already. We've gathered information on radio advertising prices for Ottawa radio stations.

Starting a Business in Ottawa, Illinois

We've developed startup guides for new startup entrepreneurs in Ottawa, IL. Enjoy!

Business Demographics for Ottawa, Illinois

Ottawa has more than 700 businesses operating within its borders. The most common types of business are shown in the table below:

Business Type# of
Full-Service Restaurants30
Offices of Lawyers26
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages21
Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)19
Offices of Dentists18
Religious Organizations18
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)16
Limited-Service Restaurants16
Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores12
Commercial Banking10
Civic and Social Organizations9
New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders)9
Beauty Salons8
General Automotive Repair8
Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels8
Offices of Chiropractors8
Janitorial Services7
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers7
Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores7
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores6
Consumer Lending6
Floor Covering Stores6
Landscaping Services6
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors6
Video Tape and Disc Rental6


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