Partner with The Source: Become a Business Support Organization

The Women’s Business Development Center on behalf of the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development seeks 2-4 non-profit Business Support Organizations (BSOs) to provide business advising services for The Cook County Small Business Source.

We seek organizations that:

  • Have demonstrated experience and expertise in delivering small business programming, events and business advising.
  • Possess the existing infrastructure, staff, and capacity to serve significant numbers of businesses clients and meet monitoring and compliance standards associated with federal funding allocations (prior experience with federal funding is preferred).
  • Have a footprint or presence in Suburban Cook County.
  • Examples of the types of organizations we seek include but are not limited to SBDCs and PTACs (State), NBDCs (City), or BSOs with existing business incubator programs. 

Since 2020, the Cook County Small Business Source has provided no-cost business advising, resources, events/webinars, and grants to over 10,000 small businesses throughout Cook County.  If you are interested, please use this application to submit information about your organization’s ability to serve as a BSO for the Source no later than Tuesday, May 2nd at 5:00pm.  

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