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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)

High Alert May 31, 2013 Parking Tax Rate Changes Effective July 1, 2013
High Alert Apr 25, 2013 Temporary Small Business Center Hours

Most Recent News (New Businesses)

Apr 07,2014 City of Chicago’s Small Business Center Sets Restaurant Start-Up Workshop Series
Feb 27,2014 Creative Chicago Expo Full Schedule Released
Feb 04,2014 Theaster Gates, Maria Pinto, Carrie Nahabedian and Bob Teitel tapped by City of Chicago for keynotes at Creative Chicago Expo
Jun 26,2013 City of Chicago Hosting Free Business Workshops Throughout July July 19 Workshop to be Conducted in Spanish
May 02,2013 Finance and Social Media Headline May’s Business Education Workshops

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