Small Business Resources


Accion – Monthly Payment Reduction Request

  • For all existing Accion Serving Illinois & Indiana clients, we offer you a 90% reduction in your monthly loan payment for the next three months. We will extend the term of your loan for three months after the original maturity date to help you to catch up after the crisis has passed.

  • City of Chicago page with resources for business owners and employees.

  • US Small Business Administration is providing loans to small businesses.

Bridgespan – Managing Through Tough Times

  • Nonprofits face and overcome hurdles every day, but unexpected or severe challenges can require new approaches. Below you’ll find resources for nonprofits and funders to help deal with, learn from, and grow beyond tough times.

Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection – Business Education Workshop Calendar

  • The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers online workshops for small business owners. Workshops vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts, and partner business organizations. All workshops are free, and open to the public.