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Visit the Small Business Center website, for information on licenses, permits, and additional resources.

Visit the Small Business Center website, for information on licenses, permits, and additional resources.

Businesses & Professionals

Existing Businesses

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There are close to 100,000 different businesses licensed in the City of Chicago as diverse as retail or grocery stores, bars, restaurants, public vehicles, taxicabs, manufacturing and industrial plants.  The City provides the business community business guides and information about the laws you need to comply with through online tools, free workshops and one-on-one counseling.

Understanding the rules of the road is key to operating a business responsibly.  Thousands of businesses and public vehicles are inspected to ensure compliance with City laws and regulations.

Alerts (Existing Businesses)

Severe Alert Jan 15, 2015 Looking for a Small Business Loan – The City of Chicago Can Help
Severe Alert Jan 14, 2015 New Third Party/Expediter Database Helps Businesses Research and Report Violations by Expediters, Attorneys, and Other Third Party Processors
Severe Alert Dec 11, 2014 Taxi Driver Fairness Ordinance
Severe Alert Oct 24, 2014 Know Your Local Business Development Centers
High Alert Jan 12, 2015 Site Selector – A Free Tool to Help Your Find Your Next Business Location

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Most Recent News (Existing Businesses)

Apr 30,2015 City of Chicago Hosting Free Business Workshops Throughout May
Apr 21,2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces Divvy Expanding To New Neighborhoods
Mar 17,2015 City of Chicago Partners With Western Union to Host Five Neighborhood Small Business Expos
Mar 13,2015 CITY OF CHICAGO LAUNCHING ‘SMALL BUSINESS CENTER ON THE ROAD’ BUSINESS EXPO SERIES
Mar 06,2015 WEEKLY & MONTHLY FOOD TRUCK FESTS COMING TO DALEY PLAZA, WILLIS TOWER

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