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Business Startup Kit

There is no way to eliminate all the risks associated with starting a small business. However, you can improve your chances of success with good planning and preparation

City of Chicago - Small Business Center

Apply for a business license, renew a license, find upcoming small business education workshops

Chicago United

Promotes multiracial leadership to advance parity in economic opportunity. Chicago United supports the business community’s need to maximize the use of corporate and entrepreneurial talent.

Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF)

The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) program uses Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenues to help owners of commercial and industrial properties.

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