The city of Chicago offers a plethora of opportunity for business owners to help them grow their customer base and profits. Chicago also offers a bevy of local resources for business owners looking to help their company grow.
For instance, resources such as the local Chamber of Commerce or community email lists offer business owners free information that they can take advantage of without dipping into their profits to get it.
Business owners are issued licenses by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. Most types of business licenses can be applied for online, or in-person. The Small Business Center (SBC) issues business licenses and regulates the business activities of industries as diverse as retail, food and liquor establishments, entertainment venues and theaters, day care centers, manufacturing facilities and motor vehicle repair shops just to name a few.