The Cook County Small Business Source strives to support, grow and elevate small businesses by providing no-cost business advising, resources and access to events.
Small businesses reached
in grants distributed to businesses
with 20 employees or less
through direct assistance
businesses owned by
people of color
(with 5 or less employees)
Businesses We Have Helped
“I really appreciate having people who are able to help and who care for small businesses."
Allen Kern, Owner
Senses To Soul School of Music, South Holland, IL
“Without this program, our business would be lost. I received great one-on-one advising that directed my business in a path of growth.”
Cassandra Lloyd-Pierce, Owner
Lloyd’s Lollipop Land Daycare, Chicago, IL
“Cook County's support and outreach was a huge lifeline. As things are moving toward normal, we have a really strong footing to move forward.”
Andrew Howell, Co-founder
Thornton Distilling Company, Thornton, IL
A Small Business
Congratulations to our partners at the Berwyn Development Corporation for launching Berwyn Shops, a new business incubator supported by the Cook County Small Business Source. The Berwyn Shops, features 12 women-owned (11 Latina-owned) 12’x15’ cottage-style shops and provides vendors with the necessary support to operate a small business: a storefront, business education, promotion and resources. Located at 6931 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn, IL, the Berwyn Shops are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June to mid-December. A truly unique experience that you don’t want to miss!
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