Small Business Resource Guide

Local Assistance & Real Estate

Greater Pilsen Economic Development Association

Offers events and support to businesses in the Greater Pilsen area.

http://www.gpeda.com/

TRP Realty

Assists small business owners in finding local commercial properties.

http://resurrectionproject.org/our-departments/real-estate-development/

World Business Chicago Site Selector

Helps businesses find suitable real estate properties in Chicago.

http://siteselector.worldbusinesschicago.com/

Guides & Workbooks

Business Model Canvas

Provides a visual method for entrepreneurs to design their business plan.

http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/canvas/bmc

SBA Business Plan Workbook

Gives guidance to business owners on the process of creating a business plan with templates

https://www.sba.gov/tools/business-plan/1

SBA Resource Guide for Small Businesses

Covers counseling, capital and contracting for small businesses

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/resourceguide_national.pdf

Permits, Legal, and Contracts

Permits & Licenses

Apply or renew a business license

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bacp/sbc/small_business_centerhome.html/

Government Contracting Assistance, Illinois PTAC

Get help marketing your company’s products or services to a city, state, or federal agency

http://www.wbdc.org/EstablishedBusinesses/PTAC.aspx

Legal Assistance

Provides pro-bono legal services to small businesses

http://www.thelawproject.org/