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Calling Chicago’s aspiring entrepreneurs

Are you a budding entrepreneur with dreams of opening your own physical retail business in Chicago? Your opportunity has arrived!

The Small Business Advocacy Council, Allies for Community Business (A4CB), WeRise Chicago, is working on a project aimed at supporting aspiring entrepreneurs as they work towards building their business. Through professional and financial support, our program will provide business owners who are looking to move to a physical storefront with the resources necessary to become successful.

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Nearly 25% of Chicago‘s commercial properties lay vacant

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We are looking to connect Chicago commercial property owners with small business owners to fill vacant spaces.

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Filling vacant properties give communities a better opportunity to thrive.

Through our program, aspiring entrepreneurs will receive professional coaching, workshop, and mentorship opportunities to guide them through their businesses' next journey. Participants will be given assistance with finding the perfect storefront location for their business, connecting with vacant commercial property owners across the city.

The success of small businesses is a critical component of Chicago’s communities and economy. Through capital, coaching, mentorship, and networking opportunities, our goal here is to uplift and support  local entrepreneurs as they work towards their goal of opening up their own physical storefront.

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