Small businesses are the backbone of any successful and economically viable city. They not only drive jobs and revenue to local communities but they are often at the forefront of innovation.

In recent years, the City of Chicago has made a commitment to help these small businesses start, grow and prosper by streamlining its licensing procedures, creating a one-stop shop for small businesses in City Hall and implementing a micro loan program.

For more information on starting a business in Chicago, visit the Small Business Center website at

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