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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.

Alerts (New 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 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

Most Recent News (New Businesses)

May 08,2015 Second Stop For City of Chicago's ‘Small Business Center on the Road’ is the Arturo Velasquez Institute on May 9
Apr 30,2015 City of Chicago Hosting Free Business Workshops Throughout May
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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