BACP provides hyper-local support to entrepreneurs and business owners through the Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC) Program, a network of Chicago-based nonprofit business service organizations providing free business development assistance and located throughout the City. NBDCs have a strong neighborhood network and can help start-up entrepreneurs, and existing business owners, with connecting businesses to financial resources, business-to-business networking opportunities, employment and workforce development assistance and more. Find your local NBDC by visiting Chicago.gov/NBDC.
Regional Business Centers
Chicago Business Centers (CBC) are eight Chicago-based business service organizations located in neighborhoods to serve as regional hubs providing business licensing assistance and other resources for small businesses. The eight centers fill the current gap of local business resources, particularly for entrepreneurs in historically underserved locations and populations.
To learn more about the Chicago Business Center and to set up a consultation with your local CBC visit Chicago.gov/CBC.
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit SBA.gov.