City of Chicago's Small Business Center on the Road

 Small Business Expo
We at the Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) are committed to keeping residents safe during the coronavirus pandemic.  This includes putting the health of those we interact with as a high priority. It is with this understanding, that we have decided to postpone
the BACP Small Business Expo on Saturday, May 2nd  at the Arturo Velasquez Institute (AVI).  We will be reaching out with more details on an alternative date. We thank you for your constant support of Chicago’s entrepreneurs and we look forward to our continued partnership. 

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Upcoming Expos:


Expo Details:
    • Keynote Address at 11:00 a.m.
    • FREE assistance from business consultants to begin the licensing process
    • Resources on Procurement, Financial, and Consumer information
    • Financial Advisers on hand to answer questions
    • Perfect your Elevator Pitch
    • Mini makeovers
    • Tech Lane!  There will be technology industry exhibitors offering technology resources for your business. Ask about tech solutions to streamline your business operations, tech marketing and advertising strategies and tech analytics to help reach and identify your clients.

    • FREE Headshot from a professional photographer to be used for marketing/promotional materials
    • FREE Tax Clinic: One-on-One counseling sessions provided by Ladder Up
    • FREE Law Clinic: Legal advice and support provided by The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
    • FREE Networking Hour: Connect and exchange ideas with likeminded entrepreneurs provided by Chicago’s Office of the City Treasurer
    • Exhibitors
    • 2 Free Workshops including:

      Roadmap to Business Financing

      Presented by Fifth Third Bank
      In order for businesses to start or grow, financing is often needed. Attend this workshop and you will obtain the pathway to financial success including traditional and non traditional credit sources and how to best prepare for when your company needs capital most.


      For questions please email or call 312.744.2086.



Sponsored by:

    • Fifth Third Bank Western Union


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