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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)

High Alert Jul 18, 2014 Notice of E911 Surcharge Increase
High Alert Jul 3, 2014 Longer Life & Reduced Inspections for Chicago Taxicab Vehicles!
High Alert Jun 10, 2014 See Something? Report it to 311!

Most Recent News (Existing Businesses)

Oct 09,2014 City of Chicago Investigators Crackdown on 165 Businesses In 60 Days For Tobacco Violations
Oct 08,2014 Free 'Solution Station Small Business Expo’ at City Hall to Help Budding Entrepreneurs Launch Their Businesses
Oct 02,2014 City of Chicago Kicking Off 1st “Chicago Small Business Week” With Financial Symposium
Oct 02,2014 Free Small Business Center Workshops Scheduled Throughout October to Support Startups and Established Businesses
Sep 23,2014 City of Chicago to More Than Double Number of Wheelchair Accessible Taxicabs by 2018

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