Business and Professionals Banner with city skyline

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.

Alerts (New Businesses)

Severe Alert Jul 29, 2016 The Second Phase of Chicago’s Plastic Bag Ban Will Take Effect on August 1, 2016
Severe Alert Apr 11, 2016 2016 Tobacco Ordinance Changes
High Alert Apr 25, 2016 Valet Parking Operator business license processing now at BACP's SBC

Most Recent News (New Businesses)

Aug 12,2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces City's Largest Jobs Program Provided More Than 30,000 Youth Opportunities This Summer
Jul 20,2016 City Council Passes Mayor Emanuel's Ordinance to Expand Veterans Bid Incentive
Jun 28,2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Initiative to Increase Support for Neighborhood Businesses Throughout Chicago
Jun 24,2016 City Small Business Center Is ‘ON THE ROAD’ To The South Shore Cultural Center
Apr 29,2016 City Takes The Small Business Center ‘ON THE ROAD’ To Pilsen

View all News Releases (New Businesses)

Services

View all Services

Supporting Information

View all Supporting Information