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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 Jul 1, 2015 New Minimum Wage Ordinance Begins July 1, 2015
Severe Alert Oct 24, 2014 Know Your Local Business Development Centers

Most Recent News (New Businesses)

Aug 25,2015 City of Chicago Launches New Workshop Series Focused On Startups
Jun 30,2015 Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax Ruling 12 Effective 7-1-2015
Jun 26,2015 City of Chicago Hosting Free Minimum Wage & Plastic Bag Ban Workshop
May 29,2015 City of Chicago Inspectors Available to Answer Questions at June Workshop

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