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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)

High Alert Mar 26, 2014 Cigarette Tax Delinquency Notices
High Alert Mar 17, 2014 The Draft Ambulance Rules and Regulations Are Available for Viewing and Comment
High Alert Mar 14, 2014 The Draft Filling Station Rules and Regulations Are Available for Viewing and Comment
High Alert May 31, 2013 Parking Tax Rate Changes Effective July 1, 2013
High Alert Apr 25, 2013 Temporary Small Business Center Hours

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Most Recent News (Existing Businesses)

Apr 07,2014 City of Chicago’s Small Business Center Sets Restaurant Start-Up Workshop Series
Apr 03,2014 Save the Date! 2014 Airports Going Green Conference
Mar 07,2014 City of Chicago to Host Small Business Center on the Road Expo in the Polish Community
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

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