We know that by helping small businesses launch, expand and improve their profitability, we’re also helping them create jobs in the Chicago area. And that helps everyone. That’s why we offer support and educational training programs for all entrepreneurs, including veterans, ex-offenders and even home-based businesses. Our clients are adults in the Chicago area who are starting up a new business or expanding their existing one. We specialize in making low cost business loans to eligible small businesses in the Chicago area that cannot access loan funds through traditional lending channels. We provide one-on-one business advice at no charge for existing and start-up small businesses. We offer entrepreneurial training, business assistance, mentoring and access to capital.
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