Illinois is the center of America's center. Home state of Lincoln, home to vast agriculture, birthplace of the Blues Brothers and boasting Chicago, Illinois has long held its head up high. Businesses in Illinois will find only moderate state business license requirements. However, many cities and towns in Illinois have more depthful business licenses that can make setting up a business and maintaining compliance a substantial job.
In Illinois, graphic design and online sales, or e-commerce are common home-based businesses. People looking for flexible lifestyles or just to work from home can usually set up these businesses easily. While in many cities including Los Angeles and New York, only standard business licensing requirements apply, numerous cities and counties require Home Occupation Permits for home-based businesses.