CMI’s experience serves as an invaluable resource to business owners who want to be proactive in remaining compliant, wish to start their business on the right track — from the very beginning — or who may be interested in pursuing a Business Certification (WBE /MBE / DBE / Veteran / Federal).

Our knowledge and expertise about what it takes to successfully launch your new business, remain in compliance to grow your company and work with your other business professionals is quite unique and unsurpassed in the industry — We do what we do so you can focus on what it is you are passionate about — it’s that simple.

CMI focuses on making sure our client’s business runs seamlessly and, most importantly, their business entity is designed and maintained specifically for their needs.

Whether you are forming a new entity or looking for a resource to help you grow, ensuring every aspect of your business’ documentation is executed correctly and cost-effectively is always our goal.




Laura Wilcox founded Corporate Minutes, Inc. in 1998 with the intention to provide professional expertise and guidance, specializing in the areas of business formation, corporate compliance and advisory services to business owners and key investors. While this was the basis on which her company was originally founded, she was passionate about expanding its offerings to include a range of services imperative to a business owner’s long-term success.

Laura is committed to partnering with clients to learn about what it is they want to achieve. She is exceptional at ascertaining and clarifying the steps necessary to achieve the desired result and then…most importantly…implementing the proper course of action to obtain the preferred objective – in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. She believes strongly in approaching each client relationship in a straightforward and transparent manner and enjoys working with those who share the same principles. She is proud CMI is known as “your full business resource” – if CMI does not possess the qualifications or knowledge to provide guidance in a particular area or service, she is happy to reach out to her professional network of experts to help you find someone who does!

In addition to supporting numerous business organizations, Chambers of Commerce and professional networking groups over the past 18 years, CMI is an active member of the Small Business Advocacy Council, a not-for-profit organization offering networking, support and educational programs for business owners.


With great organization of proper documentation, a CMI client will have what they need, when they need it.



Ms. Wilcox lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband Todd, is involved in serving local, not-for-profit organizations and possesses a unique ability to unexpectedly make people laugh. Laura enjoys volunteering at local charitable organizations serving under-privileged families and the elderly. She loves spending time with her husband, having the opportunity to serve others in a variety of different ways and taking time out to relax in between.