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2018 November Small Business Monthly Workshop Calendar

The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall, 8th Floor. 

January 2018 Business Education Workshops

The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and Friday. Workshops vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts, and partner business organizations. All workshops are free, and open to the public. Workshops are held at BACP's offices located in Room 805 and Room 1103 at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL  60602. 

Total Look Beauty Salon Celebrating 15 Years In Auburn Grehsam May 6th

Auburn-Gresham hair salon owner celebrates 15th anniversary with free hair appointments for neighborhood high school seniors, on May 6th.

Fantastic: Financial Consultant Charles Evans Joins BopBiz Center

Charles Evans joins the new BopBiz Center in the Chatham community!

Free Small Business Legal Clinic, 11/4, Presented by The Law Project!

Nov. 4th, 9:00am, at UPB, 7801 S. State, UPB, Community Room, The Law Project and the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation are excited to invite you to a free "Legal Clinic" with one-on-one consultations and overviews that can answer many questions including 1) Should I become a C Corp, S Corp, or LLC  2) Do I need trademarks or copyrights? RSVP 773.723-3557. See you there!

GADC and 006th District Host Small Business Forum 2015

GADC and 006th Distrct Host Small Business Forum 2015, June 9th, 7808 S. Halsted, 006th District Community Room. Come hear about City of Chicago and local services available to businesses. Come early or come anytime between 10:00 - 1:30pm, open flow. Stay tuned for the Agenda.  All are welcome!

Illinois State Senators Collins, Jones honor Jackie Robinson West players

State Senators Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16th) and Emil Jones, III (D-Chicago 14th) honored the players of the Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team yesterday, joining with local business owners and other community leaders to present them with reproductions of a baseball-themed painting by Annie Lee, a noted African-American artist with Chicago ties who passed away late last year.

Google Gives $775K to Create Minority Entrepreneurs in Residence at 1871

"A minority entrepreneur will get one year at 1871 and $40,000 of seed capital thanks to a donation by Google to Code2040, a non-profit aimed at helping monitories who want to enter the tech field. ""The Entrepreneur-in-Residence program provides another important resource at 1871 to support underserved communities across Chicago,"" added 1871 CEO Howard A. Tullman.

Happy Thanksgiving * Salute to Small Businesses

Give thanks Auburn Gresham and support the thriving small businesses in our community this weekend, on Nov. 24th.

Auburn Gresham Surpasses a Key BTOP Goal with LATEST 2 Businesses to Earn Free Desktop Computer!

2 Auburn Gresham businesses earn free desktops for participating the the BTOP program!

Websites Now Free for Illinois Businesses

Google's Illinois Get Your Business Online Program Makes it Easy for Auburn Gresham Businesses to Grow

5 Ways Health Care Reform Will Benefit Auburn Gresham Small Businesses

Auburn Gresham is a strong, vibrant Chicago community, and the small businesses in the area are a vital part of that. However, it can be challenging for small businesses to afford to provide health insurance for their employees. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has put into place reforms – some right now and some rolling out later -- that will make it easier for the owners of small businesses to buy affordable insurance.