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Navy Pier Summer Pop-up Informational Sessions

Entrepreneurs and small businesses, come learn about opportunities to pop-up at Navy Peer this summer 2019! First session is March 6, 2019, at 10am, click to see more details.

The Small Business Center on the Road Expos are back for 2019!
The FREE expos bring business resources to the community for new and existing entrepreneurs
looking to start or grow their business in the City of Chicago.
The 3rd Application Round of the NOF Program Deadline is March 5th!

We are pleased to inform you that Mayor Emanuel has opened the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund program for a third round of applications today for projects seeking grants up to $250,000.

Update New Chicago Ordinance Aimed at Encouraging, Regulating Pop-Ups

Starting a small business can be a daunting undertaking. Developing a strong business plan, securing funding and offering a product or service that people will want are hurdles that often stop a budding entrepreneur in their tracks. Pop-up businesses can be one way to get started.

City of Chicago SBIF Districts in Auburn Gresham OPEN for New Applications!

The following Auburn Gresham SBIF Districts, 79th Street Coorridor and  79thare open for new applications this month for an open application period during October.

Dan's Soul Food Bakery and Eatery a SBIF Highlight in the Southwest Corridor Collaborative

Dan's Bakery and Eatery in 79th/Southwest Highway SBIF, is a Souttwest Corridor Collaborative local business update at its best.

February 2018 Business Education Workshops

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. 

Healthcare Coverage Deadline for Small Business Owners - December 15th

Small business owners and self-employed workers are nearly three times more likely to purchase marketplace coverage. Unlike the last four years, the new deadline is December 15, 20171

4th Annual Remarkable Women's Conference 9/23-24!

Join us for the ultimate ladies gathering to suppor the P.U.M.P.S. (Providing U (You) Motivation to Pursue Success) program. Friday, September 23-24, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, 200 E. 33rd Street. www.remarkablewomeconference.com

April 2016 Small Business Workshop Calendar

City of Chicago April 2016 Business Workshop Calendar. Download and share with local businesses and entrepreneurs.

IMPORTANT FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR, EMV (‘Chip”) Card Processing Deadline & Data Breaches
Small Business Series Roadshow, IMPORTANT FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR, EMV (‘Chip”) Card Processing Deadline & Data Breaches, Various You Need to Know TOPICS:  read to see topics and event details.
Happy Thanksgiving * Salute to Small Businesses

We’re not open Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday. We’re your neighborhood non-profit that prides itself on being thankful we can provide excellent community economic development, housing, education, technology, environmental and senior services. We are thankful to have a great staff ready to assist our residents and businesses, in the Greater Auburn Gresham communities. We need your help.

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To foster and promote revitalization of the community by designing and implementing programs that improve the community’s economic viability; increase availability of quality housing to people of different income levels, while maintaining and improving existing affordable housing; and enhance delivery of social services, particularly to senior citizens.

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