Schedule an Appointment with a Business Consultant

Make an Appointment With a Business ConsultantOur Business Consultants are available to assist you whether you are starting your business, expanding, or have any other business license-related needs. Appointments are strongly recommended, and will reduce potential wait times. You may schedule an appointment by calling our Business Contact Center at 312-74-GOBIZ (744-6249).


When to Contact A Business Consultant
Business Consultants at the Small Business Center can assist you with:

  • Business start-up and expansion
  • Business license applications and changes to renewal
  • Public Way Use applications and permitting
  • Zoning information
  • Guidance and assistance to all City business processes
  • Assistance to schedule licensing re-inspections


When to Call 74-GOBIZ (312-744-6249)
Call the Small Business Center’s hotline to speak with an experienced customer service representative who can:

  • Schedule appointments to meet with a Business Consultant, Zoning reviewer, or Health Sanitarian
  • Resolve or answer City issued hold notices (i.e. tax, parking tickets, holds on the business license account)
  • Provide status on a new license application, including inspections
  • Provide and/or reset PIN # for renewing a business license or paying taxes online
  • Provide information on BACP sponsored business workshops


Looking for business planning, legal, financial assistance, or tax advice?
Visit the Small Business Solution Station in the Small Business Center.

Looking for business support services in your neighborhood?

Visit your local Neighborhood Business Development Centers, or check out this map of neighborhood resources.