Progressive Pop-Up Policy Passed by the Polity

Doing business in any city is often a backwards and bureaucratic imbroglio, and Chicago is no exception. But the gales of change are blowing in the Big Windy! Entrepreneurs in Chicago will soon have a new, first-of-its-kind resource to sell their retail and food products to the public. Beginning on Monday, December 3, 2018, small business owners will be [...]

Relaunch Recap

Incubation ➔ Chrysalization ➔ Metamorphosis   You may have noticed some changes around here. A new address and office, for instance? A third attorney, perhaps? Maybe a relaunched website? (You’re on it, so I hope you noticed it.) Every business eventually fills the confines of its current space and structure and big, bold moves are necessary to ascend beyond [...]

2018-10-09T09:30:04+00:00October 8th, 2018|Our Firm|

Entrepreneurs Catch A Break: City Offers A Discount On Business Licensing

#ChiSmallBiz   Most businesses in Chicago require a license from the city in order to operate, and the fees associated with this process can be expensive. In an attempt to alleviate this financial burden on entrepreneurs the Small Business Center of Chicago is offering a 2 year Business License for $125 (regularly the price for a 1 year license). [...]

Small Business: My Inspiration

Today would be my Grandma’s 94th birthday. She influenced my life in uncountable ways. One I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is her life’s work with my Grandpa: owners of the family hardware store passed down by my great-grandfather. Her name probably wasn’t listed on any official business documents, but she was just as foundational to the business [...]

2018-09-28T22:54:11+00:00June 1st, 2018|Employers, Startups|

Illinois Reduces LLC Filing Fees – by a lot!

Yesterday, Bruce Rauner signed a law reducing the filing fees for most Illinois Limited Liability Company paperwork. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the law would go into effect immediately, stating “This is a business-friendly law that significantly reduces the cost of forming and maintaining a Limited Liability Company in Illinois”. (Read the full announcement here). This [...]