Village of Oak Park and Chicago Business Resources
Oak Park Development Corporation

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
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
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
Provides legal assistance and workshops for nonprofit organizations and small businesses

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
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Grand Corridor Chamber of Commerce
Oak Park Chamber of Commerce

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