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ILLINOIS SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

Available Resources as of 03/17/2022

The 2020-2021 SBA Illinois Resource Guide provides business tips, contact information, and other resources that may be helpful for you and other small business owners.


The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity provides resources and updates for businesses impacted by COVID.

The Cook County Community Recovery Initiative  will offer no interest loans up to $20,000 for businesses outside the City of Chicago.

The Women's Business Development Center has a direct lending program for loans up to $50,000 for established businesses.

The Chicago Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights is offering free 30-minute legal advice sessions.

Check out this article on small businesses loans by ROK Financial: https://www.rok.biz/blog/how-do-small-business-loans-work/

The Small Business Digital Alliance (SBDA) has now launched!

It brings together major players, influencers, and companies in the e-commerce technology space to help small businesses connect with resources and reach new customers through expanded e-commerce opportunities through trainings, tools, and expansion of their digital networks – free of charge!! Read more here: https://www.smallbusinessdigitalalliance.com/

10K grant opportunity for Womenpreneurs, funded by Johnnie Walker & IFund Women! Applications​ open through 03/07.