Chicago Small Business Week

Chicago Small Business Week is a call for support of our local small businesses, as well as an invitation for entrepreneurs to start their own business.

In alignment with Crain’s Small Business Week and the Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week, May 6th through May 10th is designated as Chicago Small Business Week 2019 - ChiBIzBlooms!

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FREE BUSINESS WORKSHOPS

Resources to Start, Run and Grow Your Business

  • Wednesday, May 8, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. – 8th Floor, Room 805 (map)
  • Presented by the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP)
  • Description: Whether you're a startup, established or about to expand your business, find out what resources are available to entrepreneurs. In this workshop, we will provide an overview of the resources that are essential to launching or growing a business in Chicago, which include access to capital, supportive services and grants programs. Additionally, we will discuss small business resources that are offered by the City of Chicago, Chambers of Commerce and Business Service Organizations.
  • To register please email BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org or call 312.744.2086.

Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs

  • Friday, May 10, 9:30am – 11:00am
  • City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. – 8th Floor, Room 805 (map)
  • Presented by the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP)
  • Description: The City of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will share tips and resources to assist the creative entrepreneur with launching their business. Presented by Kenya Merritt, City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) & Frayne Lewis of the City's Music Office.
  • To register please email BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org or call 312.744.2086.

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