Business Support Tools


The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) provides a number of programs and resources to support business on all steps of the entrepreneurial journey.


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Small Business Expo

This series of expos offers free business resources at different citywide locations for new and existing entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business in the City of Chicago. Learn more about the dates and locations of these expos and the types of business resources available.

BACP Social Media Accounts

Check out BACP’s social media accounts for valuable and useful information for Chicago’s entrepreneurs and to stay connected to workshops, expos, City regulations, and more by following us.

Be Informed. Be Protected. Consumer Protection Campaign

Tips and resources for consumers across a wide array of topics.

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