Business Resources

1. Sunshine Enterprises

(Chicagoland Entrepreneur Workshops)

P: 312-868-0040

www.sunshineenterprises.com

2. U.S. Small Business Administration

(Funding programs, business assistance, business planning)

www.sba.gov

3. Ladder Up

(tax assistance, financial education)

goladderup.org

4. The John Marshall Law School

(Community enterprise & solidarity economy clinic) 

https://jmls.uic.edu/experiential-education/clinics/community-enterprise/

5. Google Cloud Startup Program

cloud.startups@google.com

6. Department of Commerce

(Specific to your state)

7. Chi Biz Hub (Illinois businesses)

chibizhub.com

8. CASE

(connecting local businesses to anchor institutions)

chicagoanchors.com

9. Community Law Project (Chicago legal assistance for nonprofit & small business)

www.clccrul.org

10. North Lawndale Legal Clinic

(Free legal help)

Email: adear@clccrul.org

22. Financial Literacy

Email: contact@annuity.org Phone: (855) 972-5895

Annuity.org

23. Entrepreneurship Program

http://www.thisismission.org/shift

24. Reparations Inc.

Anonymous free online service for people of color

Graphic design, Photography, videography,  editing & more

http://www.reparationsinc.org

25. HARO (Help A Reporter Out)

HARO connects business owners with reporters

helpareporter.com 

26. Linkedin Lynda

https://www.linkedin.com/learning

27. SimilarWeb (analyze competitors)

https://www.similarweb.com/

11. Google Ads (Promote your business)

ads.google.com

12. Google Digital Coaches Program (Digital skills training & coaching to help black and latino small business)

grow.google/digitalcoaches/

13. Bloom (business funding)

www.bloomfund.org

14. Kiva

(0% mission driven small business loans)

kiva.org/borrow

15. Accion

(Small low interest business loans)

www.accion.org

16. CIBC 

(Entrepreneur loan program)

www.cibc.com/us

17. SCORE

(Workshops, mentors , startup resources)

www.score.org

18. National Women's Business Council

(Webinars, meetings, business resources)

www.nwbc.gov

19. Blue Lacuna (co-working technology and innovation space)

www.thebluelacuna.com

20.International Franchise Association

https://www.franchise.org

21. Listings nationwide and helps you find businesses for sale as well as business brokers in your area.

https://www.bizbuysell.com/

28. Crumb Enterprises
Assist newly established businesses, nonprofits, and faith based organizations by implementing tools that increase their efficiency and effectiveness.

www.crumbenterprises.com

29. www.defyventures.org

30. www.saveonelifefoundation.org

31. Pitchsee

PitchSee is a business dating platform that connects those who should have been connected a long time ago.

www.pitchsee.com 

Do you know of any business resources not listed above? Please add them to our comment section below.