Harper College

Tools We Use

At the Harper College Illinois Small Business Development Center, our team of consultants uses the following tools to help your business:

BizMiner Benchmarking Tool

How does your business stack up against its peers? With BizMiner our team will benchmark your business against your peers comparing 23 financial ratios, detailed profit and loss and balance sheet.

Growth Wheel

Growth Wheel is a visual toolbox for decision-making and action planning for start-up and growth companies. It helps entrepreneurs build their businesses through a simple action-oriented process that stays true to the way most entrepreneurs think and work.

IBIS World

IBISWorld Industry Research Division: Our Industry Research Reports are a powerful business tool that provide strategic insight and analysis on more than 1,000 US industries. Extensive, objective and easy to digest, IBISWorld research offers the very latest content on every US industry to help you make better decisions, faster.


Prospecting for clients? referenceUSA gives our clients access to more than 24 million businesses and 262 million consumers. Find potential customers fast. Data records include Company Name, Contact Info, Sales Figures, Employee Count, Credit History and more.

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Last Updated: 12/14/23