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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 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)

Apr 29,2016 City Takes The Small Business Center ‘ON THE ROAD’ To Pilsen
Feb 26,2016 City Hosts First Small Business Expo ‘On The Road’ Series For 2016
Feb 25,2016 City of Chicago Partners With Fifith Third Bank To Expand 2016 Small Business Expo ‘On The Road’ Series
Jan 05,2016 City Announces New Incentive For Businesses That Complete Start-Up Certificate Program
Sep 18,2015 City of Chicago Hosts 4th ‘Small Business Center on the Road’ Expo

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