Small Business Resource Navigator
Through APCC's partnership with the City of Chicago our Business Planning & Development team will provide support to local businesses and owners impacted by COVID-19. Our team can assist you and your business as you navigate the myriad of COVID-19 emergency and relief programs available.
Contact our Small Business Support line:
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
The City of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection is offering their FREE business education workshops as WEBINARS!
To view webinar topics and to register click the link above.
Today, the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) and Office of Emergency Management and Communication (OEMC) introduced an emergency alert program specifically for Chicago’s businesses called CHIBIZ Alerts.
Local business owners and managers should text “CHIBIZ” to 67283 or visit the CHIBIZ Alerts link above to opt-in.
Unemployment insurance provides temporary income assistance for those who have been separated from employment through no fault of their own and who meet certain eligibility requirements.
1) be able (physically and mentally) and available for work;
2) register with the state employment service; and,
3) be actively seeking work.
Undocumented immigrants are not eligible at this time. To be eligible, you must be authorized to work in the U.S.
If you have reduced hours which results in your wages being less than what your unemployment benefit would be, you may qualify for some assistance.
For a full listing of eligibility requirements please review pages 4 through 6 of the IDES Unemployment Insurance Handbook at:
The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership has developed a list of essential business and companies that are hiring during the Stay-Wide Stay-at-Home Order. Some companies are offering hiring/signing bonuses for new employees.
Click the link above for the list. For application assistance e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Skills for Chicagoland's Future has developed a list of industries that are hiring during the Stay-Wide Stay-at-Home Order. Some companies are offering hiring/signing bonuses for new employees.
Click the link above for the list.