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 [...]

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 [...]

NEW Mandatory Sick Leave In Cook County (and Other New Sick Leave Laws)

There have been some important updates in Employee Sick Leave Laws in Illinois! Chicago, Cook County, and the state of Illinois have all had some changes to their laws regarding sick leave. Chicago and Cook County now have mandatory sick leave for almost all employers with employees in their jurisdiction. Read below for more details about the new sick leave [...]

2017-06-13T18:40:12+00:00June 13th, 2017|Employers, Small Business Law, Startups|