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Business Education and Workshops

This section is for listing the business education and workshops in the Neighborhood and City of Chicago

The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall, on the 8th Floor in Room 805. To register for a workshop call 312-744-2086. You also can register by emailing

2020 Workshop Calendar

Business Education Workshop Webinar

Business Education Workshop Calendar
Latest Webinars 


The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection’s FREE business education workshops are now available as WEBINARS!  To register visit

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BACP offers free business education workshops or webinars every Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. Due to COVID-19, all programs are currently being offered as webinars. Topics include business licensing, operations, financial resources, marketing, and more. Programs are free and open to the public and taught by industry professionals, not-for-profit agencies, and government agencies.

Wednesday, 8/19 Webinar at 3:00 PM
Chicago’s Labor Laws: What You Need To Know For Your Business
Presented by BACP's Director of Office of Labor Standards
Attend this webinar to learn about the Chicago Labor Laws that you need to comply with in order to run your business. You will learn about the Chicago Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, Fair Workweek and Anti-Retaliation Laws and how these affect your business.

Register for the Wednesday, 8/19 Webinar

Friday, 8/21 Webinar at 9:30 AM

Livestream:Use YouTube To Grow Your Business

Presented JinJa Birkenbeuel Google Digital Coach and founder, The Honest Field Guide Podcast
Build a channel, create and promote videos that help you achieve your business goals, reach more customers and grow engagement and measure the effectiveness of your activities on YouTube.

Register for the Friday, 8/21 Webinar

Please email with any webinar questions.


The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and Friday. Workshops vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts, and partner business organizations. All workshops are free, and open to the public. Workshops are held at BACP's offices located in Room 805 and Room 1103 at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL  60602. 

To register for a workshop please email or call 312.744.2086. 

City Inspections - Ask Questions, Get Answers 2020 Workshop Calendar 

Talk to City Inspectors, Ask Questions, Get Answers is a special workshop offered on the first Wednesday of every month at City Hall. The workshop is highly recommended for anybody interested in opening a business, especially one that requires a pre-license inspection for one or more city departments. This workshop will give you the full spectrum of licensing, permits and inspection requirements for many types of businesses including restaurants, manufacturing, day care centers, motor vehicle repair shops and many others.


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