The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping small business owners achieve their goals. With generous support from Wintrust, take advantage of the free business advising services available through our Small Business Development Center (SBDC). We host free workshops and legal clinics for small business owners throughout the year, so check this page frequently for dates and details.

Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Free consultancy for all small Chicagoland businesses. You don’t have to be a Chamber member to use this complimentary service. Start a new business or grow your existing business with expert advice, workshops and resources. Plus, if you need help dealing with local government, you’ve come to the right place.

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Stacey Pitts Caldwell
Center Director - SBDC
Othello Calbert
Business Advisor - SBDC

Small Business Resources

Learn about economic development initiatives with Chamber partners. Access free E-learning, discounts on digital marketing courses, statistics, tax guides, start-up resources and key contacts.

Small Business Resources