small Business Assistance Program

The Cook County Small Business Assistance Program provides FREE one-on-one business advising to address the unique needs of your business. Our program provides knowledgeable advisors who speak your language figuratively and literally and will help you strengthen your business. Our business advisors serve businesses anywhere in Cook County, will work to accommodate your schedule, and will meet via phone, Zoom, or in person.

Get access to quality services and resources on the following topics and more:

  • Access to Finance (e.g., acquiring new capital)
  • Accounting
  • Business Management (e.g., operating under new safety regulations, change & risk management)
  • Business Plans (e.g., adjusting business models)
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Customer Relations (e.g., obtaining referrals to increase sales)
  • Marketing Strategies 

Owning a small business is rewarding, but it can also be complicated and stressful. So don't do it alone! Instead, sign up for cost-free business advising today.

Ask the Experts Webinars

The Cook County Small Business Assistance program invites all small business owners to join business experts for 45 minute no-cost virtual business advising sessions in November and December. Our network of professionals has helped more than 4000 small-business professionals start, develop, and grow their businesses. Register Today.

December 14th • 11 am - 11:45 am* - Click to Register

* Offered in Spanish

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