Northwest Side CDC

Our mission is to provide the Northwest Side and Belmont Cragin with the tools and resources to preserve affordable housing, prevent displacement, and provide business development assistance to local small businesses. Nuestra misión es proporcionar a Northwest Side y Belmont Cragin las herramientas y los recursos para preservar viviendas asequibles, prevenir el desplazamiento y brindar asistencia para el desarrollo comercial a las pequeñas empresas locales.


The Northwest Side CDC fosters a strong climate for local small business growth by providing in-depth, confidential business counseling and training, and resource and referral services to Northwest Side and Belmont Cragin small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. We provide financial and strategic advice to micro, small and mid-sized businesses to help their businesses start, grow, and prosper.

Our training programs include: 

  • Business planning 
  • Accounting and bookkeeping 
  • Strategic planning 
  • Marketing and promotions 
  • City and state permits and licensing 
  • Minority certifications 
  • Legal 
  • Purchasing your storefront 


Whether you are looking to start or grow your businesses, we are here to support you on your journey. 


The Northwest Side CDC fomenta un clima sólido para el crecimiento de las pequeñas empresas locales al brindar asesoramiento y capacitación empresarial profunda y confidencial, y servicios de recursos y referencias a los propietarios de pequeñas empresas y aspirantes a empresarios de Northwest Side y Belmont Cragin. Brindamos asesoría financiera y estratégica a micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas para ayudar a que sus negocios comiencen, crezcan y prosperen.

Nuestros programas de formación incluyen:

  • Planes de negocios
  • Contabilidad y teneduría de libros
  • Planificación estratégica
  • Marketing y promociones
  • Permisos y licencias de la ciudad y el estado
  • Certificaciones minoritarias
  • Legal
  • Compra tu edificio

Ya sea que esté buscando comenzar o hacer crecer su negocio, estamos aquí para ayudarlo en su viaje.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Diversification

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Tax Services

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Microloans

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Insurance
  • Policies and Templates
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Website Development


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Hispanic Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • State and Federal Tax Training

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Website Development


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Jason Estremera
5233 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 283-3888