BACP's NBDC Partnership
Little Village Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), to provide hyper-local support to business owners and start-up entrepreneurs through the Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC) program.
Little Village Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping you grow your small business by providing you the tools to support your entrepreneurial journey!
Start a new business or grow your existing business with expert advice, workshops and resources. If you are in the beginning stages of starting a business or looking to grow your current one, we can help.
The Illinois SBDC at WBDC’s Little Village office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm, and clients are seen by appointment. Our center can help with expert advice and guidance on business planning, financing, marketing plans, dealing with local government, and plenty of additional opportunities, including educational workshops and clinics.
- One on one business advising
- Financial workshops, loan assistance, and direct lending
- Events and learning
- Early child education entrepreneurship training
- Women’s Business Enterprise certification
- Capacity building to scale businesses to compete in the marketplace;
- Customized business development services and support for veterans, childcare entrepreneurs, Latinas, and high science entrepreneurs;
- Corporate and public sector procurement opportunities; and
- Online business resources
Neighborhood Opportunity Fund
Grants that help strengthen commercial corridors in Chicago's South, Southwest and West Sides.
Special Service Area #25 (SSA #25)
Special Service Area #25 (SSA #25) is a taxing district that is an economic development tool. Created by state statute and city ordinance, SSA’s are an additional real estate property tax levy that funds additional services beyond municipal services in a defined district.
SSA’s, often known as Business Improvement Districts in other cities, provide a fair and transparent way to finance and manage programs to create, maintain and manage clean, attractive and competitive commercial districts.
For the past several years, the SSA #25 has helped community organizations execute their special events in an effort to create traffic on our commercial district. The Chicago City Council created the Little Village SSA #25 on December 17, 2003, and its boundaries expanded on November 12, 2008.