Project Help

Project HELP is a Child Abuse Prevention Program that has been in existence since 1992 and is accredited by the National Exchange Club. As a mission-driven organization, the Board of Directors and staff are committed to enhancing the lives of children and families.  Guided by the Strengthening Families Framework and the National Exchange Club’s Parent…Read more

Solving the Mystery of a Missing W-2

For the average American, April showers bring both May flowers and lots of time spent trying to navigate tax returns. What if you’re still missing a W-2 from your employer? Despite the January 31st deadline imposed by the Internal Revenue Service, some employers aren’t so reliable when it comes to sending out W-2s on time. This…Read more

A Basic Guide to Illinois Property Tax

As a property owner in Illinois, you pay tax on what you own. Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately, the reality is a little more complex. From assessments to levies, a lot goes into the amount you owe each year. What Property Is Taxed? Property tax in Illinois is a form of local tax, meaning that none of…Read more

Naperville Little League Baseball

Naperville Little League Baseball is the largest Little League in Illinois with over 1400 kids participating in the 2017 spring season! Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, NLLB assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork, and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage, and loyalty, the Little League Baseball program…Read more

Startup Tax Fails: Common Mistakes New Businesses Make

Starting a business is a significant ordeal requiring weeks, months, or even years of planning and preparation. In all of the excitement, it’s not uncommon for little details to go overlooked. Some minor missteps won’t cause major errors, but mismanaging tax preparation and filing can be a serious issue. Many entrepreneurs find themselves too focused on…Read more

10 Signs Business Advisory Services are Needed

Whether you are a growing or established company, building a strong business is not obtained through solidarity. Accessibility to competent business advice can improve and propel your success. It is understandable why some companies may not want outsiders involved in their business, even if certain aspects have become overwhelming. Relinquishing authority, control, and responsibility is not…Read more

Not-For-Profits: Staying Strong Amidst Uncertainty

Not-for-profit organizations come in all shapes and sizes. From United Way reporting $3.7 billion annually, St. Jude with $1.2 billion, down to local community organizations. The stability of not-for-profit organizations often depends on the stability of the country. According to Journal of Accountancy, organizations “are confronting significant cyber-security threats and preparing for the issuance of a…Read more

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce

About the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest suburban Chamber in Illinois with an active membership of 1,200 organizations of every size and from every sector. The NACC promotes economic growth and advocacy in and around the Naperville area.  For its efforts in promoting free enterprise and…Read more

Three Common Challenges for Small Business Owners

Most small businesses have the potential for profit and success. However, many fail to overcome common challenges. There are three common issues small businesses encounter. The inability to face these issues not only negatively impacts revenue, but can lead to business failure. Hard work and planning can help overcome these challenges. Cash Flow Concerns Regardless…Read more

Having an Exit Strategy: Business Succession Planning

Successful business owners have two goals: Secure their place in the business and market Exit that business securely and gracefully In the rush of starting, restructuring, or leading a business, it’s easy to forget your own day-to-day life goals of family, personal growth, and retirement. The career demands are all-consuming until they are self-sustaining. However,…Read more