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Disha Gulati

Founder & CEO, Here Here & Virtual Dining Chicago

Watchen Nyanue

Founder & CEO, I Choose The Ladder

Mika Ann Stambaugh

Founder & President, TMI

Kenya Merritt

BACP Chief Small Business Officer

Stephanie Hart

Owner, Brown Sugar Bakery

Andrea Zopp

Managing Partner, Cleveland Avenue

Melissa Conyears-Irvin

Chicago City Treasurer

Rosa Escareno

BACP Commissioner


BACP - Small Business Center

Information on how to obtain a City of Chicago business license and other business resources

BACP - Office of Labor Standards

Minimum wage, paid sick leave and other Chicago Labor Laws

BACP - Consumer Protection

Information on Chicago's consumer protection laws and how to stay compliant

Fifth Third Bank

Business Banking Solutions - Stay on track with solutions that simplify the day-to-day.

Chicago Department of Procurement Services

We are the contracting authority for the procurement of goods and services for the City of Chicago

Allies for Community Business

Supporting small businesses. Strengthening communities.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

You built your business. We'll help you grow it.

World Business Chicago - ChiBizHub

ChiBizHub is a FREE premier online portal, exclusively for small-medium sized business owners and entrepreneurs looking for resources in Chicago.

Sunshine Enterprises

We help under-resourced entrepreneurs to start or grow their business and build their community

Illinois Tollway

Heavy Highway Construction / Professional Services / Goods and Services


Catalysts for the entrepreneurial dream

SCORE Chicago

SCORE-For the Life of Your Business

Chicago Public Library

The Chicago Public Library provides free business resources, including databases, books and periodicals.

Illinois Office of Comptroller

The Illinois Office of the Comptrollers SMART Business staff are here to assist and answer any and all of your questions.

Ladder Up

Ladder Up provides free tax preparation, legal counsel, college financial aid assistance, and financial education

Women's Business Development Center (WBDC)

The WBDC Ignites Business Growth

Chicago Department of Public Health

We work to ensure that all food preparation in every restaurant, grocery store and food truck across the city is done in a way that meets the health code.

Economic Strategies Development Center

We support existing small and micro businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs in the Pilsen area

Polish American Chamber of Commerce

The PACC is at the forefront of encouraging and promoting domestic and foreign trade to benefit its members, the community, and the State of Illinois; our goals include promoting our members businesses and enhancing trade relations between the US and Poland.

Near South Planning Board

Catalyst For Growth

Edison Park Chamber of Commerce

Edison Park Chamber of Commerce

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Micro Finance Group

Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through High Impact Initiatives

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

We're here to help you grow your business, secure housing, and know your rental rights.

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

DCASE - Chicago City Markets

Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce

Your business, your community!

City of Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation

Information on the Department of Streets and Sanitation, including Recycling

West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber's mission is to strengthen its business community so that West Town Chicago continues to be a destination for shopping, dining, professional services, nightlife and culture.

Portage Park Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to drive more traffic to your company and help you succeed.

United States Small Business Administration

Start and grow your business with SBA resources!

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation


Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association

Live, Shop, Play, and Dine in the Village in the City!

Chicago Department of Water Management

The Department of Water Management delivers nearly 1 billion gallons of drinking water to residents of Chicago and 125 suburbs daily.

Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council

We increase business opportunities between major buying organizations and minority-owned businesses.