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

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

Businesses & Professionals

New Businesses

New Businesses in Chicago

The City provides support by connecting you with financial and start-up resources both online and in person by offering business guides and other information about the laws you need to comply with. Online web tools to walk you through starting a business in Chicago and connect you with the appropriate agencies along the way.

The City is here to walk you through the process of starting a business by helping you determine what licenses or permits you need, connecting you with business resources and help you navigate through City departments.

Most Recent News (New Businesses)

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
Aug 27,2014 Social Media Boot Camp Coming To City Hall in September

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