What can the Hub do for you?

ChiBizHub is a portal for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners looking for resources to start, scale or accelerate their business in Chicago.

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The Hub for Small Business in Chicago

Small business owners dedicate themselves to their life’s work. We are dedicated to being there, as the HUB, to help connect and grow the entrepreneurial community of Chicago.

Startup Guide

Startup Guide

Find the steps, tips and resources you need to start a business in Chicago.

Growth Guide

Plan, market, hire, promote and grow your Chicago business with these resources.

Licensing Guide

Learn about licensing requirements for your Chicago business.

Capital Guide

Ready for funding? Find out how to get business loans, grants and equity funding.

Chicago Business News

Our newsletter delivers insights, inspiration and events to keep you growing and knowing.

Resource Partner Spotlight

Emmanuel Davila, Small Business Development Center at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center

Emmanuel Davila was raised in the Humboldt Park neighborhood in Chicago, IL. Currently, he works as the Program Coordinator and financial advisor at the Small Business Development Center at the Puerto […]

Upcoming Events

Inspiring Chicago Owners

Zabdi Ek and Anayeli Crisantos, Tekies, LLC

A systemic disadvantage is faced by Black, Brown, and Queer creatives world-wide: unfair wages and lack of entrepreneurial opportunity. Tekies is a social enterprise, created to help address this systemic [...]

Terrand Smith, Founder and CEO, 37 Oaks Consulting

A consummate retail professional, Terrand Smith oversaw close to $1 Billion in revenue during her decade long career in corporate retail. Working at the headquarters of CVS, Sears/Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Steelcase, […]

Sam Letcher, Founder, Bossy Chicago

Sam Letscher (she/her) is the founder of Bossy Chicago, a platform that helps Chicagoans shift their purchasing power to local womxn and non-binary small business owners. She started Bossy, now […]

Why you should be a part of ChiBizHub?

Entrepreneurs Benefit: Entrepreneurs can connect to the right resources during any time of their business’s life cycle, from startup, to access to capital, contracting and scaling for growth, ChiBizHub offers a one-stop-shop to help entrepreneurs thrive.

Small Business Resource Providers: If you are a small business resource provider, ChiBizHub allows you to reach a broader audience and connect to the small business and entrepreneurs that need your help. This means better coordination of efforts, more clients, visibility.

Inclusive Growth: The result of business providers supporting the small business and entrepreneurial community is that together we can help more businesses in Chicago expand and thrive.

Thank you to our founding sponsor

Meet Our Founding Partners