Links to Key City resources
-Small Business Center http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bacp/sbc/small_business_centerhome.html
-City of Chicago local resource site
-Site Selector: http://siteselector.worldbusinesschicago.com/
-41st Ward Office
http://www.chicago41.com/ Alderman Office TEL: (773) 631-2241
City of Chicago Calendar of Events Neighborhood Business Development Center Services
Chicago 16th District Jefferson Park
5151 North Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
Click below for information about the CAPS Program and monthly Beat Meetings
City of Chicago Job link
Women’s Business development Center – helps women business owners successfully achieve economic independence through entrepreneurship
SCORE – For the Life of your business Workshops, Mentoring, Consulting, Bruce Montgomery 312-725-8601
Many city services can be accessed at www.cityofchicago.org
Chicago Department of Buildings- (312) 743-3600
Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection- (312) 744-4006
Chicago Department of the Environment- (312) 744-7606
Chicago Department of Public Health, Food Protection Division- (312) 747-FOOD 
Chicago Department of Procurement Services- (312) 744-4900747-4747
Chicago Department of Revenue- (312) 747-4747
Chicago Department of Zoning- (312) 744-5777
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities- (312) 744-7050
State of Illinois
Many state departments and programs can be found at www.state.il.us
State of Illinois Business Portal
A comprehensive resource of business information from across state government. Easily access start-up guides, forms, and other resources for starting, running, or changing a business in Illinois.
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Illinois Business Gateway (to register your business online)
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Illinois Department of Revenue
Business Hotline: (217) 524-4772
Illinois Liquor Control Commission
100 W. Randolph, Ste. 7-801
U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA is a federal government agency that offers technical, regulatory, and financial support for the nation’s small businesses. The SBA has a plethora of government-guaranteed loan programs for entrepreneurs who may not qualify for traditional bank loans. The agency also links small businesses with technical assistance and questions dealing with taxes and federal regulatory issues. Their Chicago branch office is located in the Citicorp Center and has a large selection of business resources.
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Internal Revenue Service
By calling (800) 829-3676, you may request Small Business Tax Guide (Publication 334) or a CD “Small Business Resource Guide” containing instructions and forms. Tax reports may be required after three months in business, so request forms early.
Small Business Tax Guide (Publication 334) Download: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p334.pdf
Small Business Federal Tax Responsibilities: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4591.pdf
Business Lending Sources
Below is a list of community and SBA-certified commercial lending institutions. Always start your search for financing with the bank that knows you the best- your own.
Banks – For the complete list of SBA-certified commercial lenders, go to www.sba.gov
Links for Businesses
The following are links to sites that provide small businesses with valuable information and services.
ABC of Chicago links the strengths of arts and business, promoting community growth and vitality through the arts. www.artsbiz-chicago.org
The web site of Lumity, which provides low-cost information technology training to non-profits in Chicago. www.lumity.org
Community Media Workshop helps non-profits use the media more effectively through workshops and regular trainings. www.newstips.org
LEGAL ASSISTANCE – www.thelawproject.org
Looking for free legal assistance for your small business? Attend one of these Free Legal Clinics offered by The Law Project* and the City of Chicago’s Neighborhood Business Development Centers.
* The Law Project of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights provides free legal assistance, education and training to community based nonprofit organizations, low/moderate income entrepreneurs and low-income first time homebuyers. To learn more about The Law Project or apply for legal assistance visit www.thelawproject.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-939-3638.