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Visit the Small Business Center website, for information on licenses, permits, and additional resources.

Visit the Small Business Center website, for information on licenses, permits, and additional resources.

Businesses & Professionals

Existing Businesses

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There are close to 100,000 different businesses licensed in the City of Chicago as diverse as retail or grocery stores, bars, restaurants, public vehicles, taxicabs, manufacturing and industrial plants.  The City provides the business community business guides and information about the laws you need to comply with through online tools, free workshops and one-on-one counseling.

Understanding the rules of the road is key to operating a business responsibly.  Thousands of businesses and public vehicles are inspected to ensure compliance with City laws and regulations.

Alerts (Existing Businesses)

Severe Alert Jun 9, 2017 New and Updated Minimum Wage Notice for Employers
Severe Alert Sep 12, 2016 Information About the Shared Housing Ordinance
Low Alert Dec 21, 2016 The Mayor’s ADA 25 Literacy Task Force Report

Most Recent News (Existing Businesses)

Jun 23,2017 City Small Business Center Is ‘ON THE ROAD’ To The South Shore Cultural Center
Jun 22,2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces City of Chicago is One of Five Cities Chosen to Participate in City Accelerator to Further Strengthen Local Procurement Practices & Promote Economic Opportunity
Jun 01,2017 New and Improved MPEA/GTT Emblem Registration Process
May 24,2017 Government Procurement Compliance Forum Hosts 2017 Vendor Fair
May 24,2017 Mayor Emanuel Introduces Reappointment of Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, Chief Procurement Officer Jamie Rhee to City Council

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