121 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Part of Crain's Small Business Week
Presented by the City of Chicago
To operate a successful business in Chicago you need to know what it takes to maintain compliance. Officials from several City departments will provide insight on how to operate safely, stay compliant, help prepare for inspections and highlight the do’s and don’ts of operating a business.
The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) licenses, educates, regulates and empowers Chicago businesses to grow and succeed as well as, receives and processes consumer complaints.
The Small Business Center (SBC) is the business licensing division of the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) and the City’s “one-stop-shop” for business licensing, public way use permitting, and connecting entrepreneurs to business resources.
The Small Business Center 'On the Road' Expos are a series of free expos in various locations citywide offering business resources on financing, licensing, tax laws and business networking for new and existing businesses looking to start or grow their business in the City.
BACP offers free Business Education Workshops every Wednesday and Friday. The workshops are open to the public and hosted at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. in Room 805. Workshop topics focus on start-up operations, financing, marketing, social media and more. Classes are taught by industry professionals, not for profit agencies, and city employees. The workshops are open to the public and hosted at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. in Room 805.