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Village of Oak Park and Chicago Business Resources
Oak Park Development Corporation
(http://www.oakparkdevelopmentcorporation.com/services/starting-a-business/)


City of Chicago Business Resources
Phone: 312/744-5000
(For all city services or call 311 or 312/744-5000: 24 hours/7 days a week)


Accion Chicago
www.accionchicago.org
Offers loans of $50,000 to established businesses, Credit Builder loans of $500 to $2500, financing and business education


City of Chicago City Treasurer’s Office
www.chicagocitytreasurer.com
Small business loan programs, resources, annual Small Business Expo


Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
312/74GO-BIZ (6249)
Business licensing applications and renewals, permits for public way use, inspection information, consumer complaints, protects the public from fraud & deceptive practices.


BACP Solution Station
Email: BACP/outreach@cityofchicago.org (for appointments)
Business education, free business workshops, business resources,small business expos


The Law Project
www.thelawproject.com
Provides legal assistance and workshops for nonprofit organizations and small businesses


ScoreChicago
Website: www.scorechicago.org
Free business counseling & mentoring, management consulting, business workshops, valuable resources and links


(SBA) Small Business Administration Illinois District Office
Website: www.sba.gov/il
Loan programs, counseling, resources


Women’s Business Development Center
Website: www.wbdc.org
Workshops, resources, business coaching, Annual Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference


Other Business Organizations
Austin Chamber of Commerce
www.chamberonthemove.net
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
www.chicagolandchamber.org
Grand Corridor Chamber of Commerce
www.grandchamber.org
Oak Park Chamber of Commerce
www.oprfchamber.org

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