Uptown Business Center

The Uptown Business Center (UBC) is managed by Uptown United, and aims to support new and existing Chicago-based business owners with licensing, permitting, and additional specialized business assistance in collaboration with BACP.

About

The Uptown Business Center (UBC) is managed by Uptown United, and aims to support new and existing Chicago-based business owners with licensing, permitting, and additional specialized business assistance in collaboration with the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), local Chambers, and community partners. In total, there are 8 community  Chicago Business Centers located throughout the city.

Whether you are in the “idea stage” of opening a business for the first time or an experienced owner, the Uptown Business Center is here to assist you with:

  • Business planning
  • City of Chicago licensing and permitting
  • Financing assistance
  • New and existing business owners and entrepreneurs within the East-West boundaries of Lake Shore Drive to the Chicago River, and North-South boundaries of Lincoln Park to Rogers Park. 

Services Provided

Develop ideas

  • Create business plan

Find financing

  • Analyze needs
  • Apply for a grant

Formalize structures

  • Secure licenses
  • Buy or rent space

Increase sales

  • Improve marketing
  • Update business plan

Optimize operations

  • Write handbook
Primary Contact
Heather Saenger
Address
4619 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640