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!

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Neighborhood Opportunity Fund

Grants that help strengthen commercial corridors in Chicago's South, Southwest and West Sides.

For more information on workshops for Neighborhood Opportunity Fund please email


Business Advisory Program

Small businesses form the foundation of our economy, enriching our communities with essential goods, vital services, employment opportunities, and vibrant social hubs. Guided by professional consultants who nurture our neighborhoods, they inspire others to embark on their own entrepreneurial journeys.

In support of this spirit, the Little Village Chamber of Commerce presents an advisory program offering a wealth of insights and expertise across diverse fields. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or an established business owner within our community, we're here to empower your success.
•  Business Planning 
•  Financial Management 
•  Marketing and Branding 
•  Innovation and Growth 
•  Risk Management 
•  Operational Efficiency 
•  and MORE…

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.

The Fund for Equitable Business Growth

Our new collaboration with FEBG is a funding collaborative that brings together philanthropic institutions as a single entity to provide funding to the entire ecosystem supporting entrepreneurs of color in the Chicago region

Little Village Chamber of Commerce partners with other community actors like FEBG looking to identify opportunities to close opportunity gaps for the Hispanic community. 

Chicago Business Direct

Chicago Business Direct allows business owners, and/or their legal representatives, to apply for City of Chicago business licenses, renew business licenses and weighing/measuring device certifications, file tax returns, and make tax payments online.