Resources

Chicagoland Resource Guide for Small Business Owners

Chicago offers a host of resources for small business owners, including business counseling, mentoring, technical assistance, referrals to financial institutions and alternative lenders, and low-cost legal assistance. We’ll be adding to the resources listed in these pages on a regular basis and encourage our readers to share their experiences with the following organization by adding a post.

The editors of SmallBizChicago.com thank the Office of the City Treasurer, Stephanie D. Neely, for sharing its Small Business Resource Guide, which is available to the public at www.chicagocitytreasurer.com .

Federal Agencies (local addresses)

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Chicago office, 230 S. Dearborn St., 24th floor, Chicago, IL 60604; 800-829-4933; www.irs.gov

The IRS offers information on electronic filing and payment options for businesses including employment taxes, information returns, partnerships, corporations, and estates and trusts.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Chicago District Office, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1250, Chicago, 60661, www.sba.gov

The Chicago District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration offers advice, counseling and education to small business owners looking for information on loans, government contracts and other programs facilitated by the SBA’s Chicago district office.