With State's Business Interruption Grant Program Winding Down, Pritzker Urges Small Businesses To Apply For Financial AidSmall businesses in Illinois that have been struggling to survive during the pandemic have only a few days left to apply for grants of up to $150,000 from the state of Illinois' "Business Interruption Grant" program.
Hit By Pandemic Months After Opening, Taylor's Tacos Finds Way To Pull Through At The Hatchery Business IncubatorWith even companies with deep pockets hurting during the economic crisis pandemic, imagine being a business that just launched.
This Small Business Saturday, Chicago Area Businesses Say This Holiday Shopping Season Is Make-Or-BreakThis is Small Business Saturday, and at the forefront is a reminder that the holiday shopping season ahead is make-or-break for small businesses that are on the brink.
Black Shop Friday Hopes To Bring In People To Shop Local Black Owned Businesses; 'It's All About Providing A Good Product'A recent study from the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy showed 41% of Black business owners shuttered in the first half of this pandemic, compared to 17% of white business owners.
Illinois Awards $46 Million From Second Round Of Grants To Help Small Businesses Struggling During PandemicGov. JB Pritzker said a program to help small businesses during the pandemic is now working more quickly to get money out.
Smaller Restaurants Worry With Possibility Of Return To Phase 3 Restrictions In Chicago Due To COVID-19Some small restaurants continue to do everything they can to survive the coronavirus pandemic, and they were worried with the warning Monday from Mayor Lori Lightfoot that the city could be pushed back to Phase 3.
Amid Pandemic Losses, Christmas Can't Come Soon Enough For Chicago Small BusinessesBrick-and-mortar stores need holiday shoppers ASAP.
Pritzker Announces $245 Million In New Aid For Small Businesses; Predicts State And Local Budget Cuts Without Federal SupportApplications for the second round of the state's Business Interruption Grants (BIG) Program will be made available on Thursday afternoon, offering $220 million in financial assistance for small businesses that were hit hard by the pandemic.
Gov. Pritzker Announces Deployment Of $46 Million In Aid For Small BusinessesIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday announced the deployment of the first $46 million in the state’s Business Interruption Grant program to help small businesses that have hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For LoansSmall business owners in suburban Cook County can now apply for a one-time, zero interest loan of up to $20,000.
Applications Open For Community Loan Recovery Fund To Help Small Businesses, Contractors In Suburban Cook CountyCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday announced that applications have opened for the Community Loan Recovery Fund – which offers one-time, zero-interest loans of up to $20,000 for small businesses and up to $10,000 for independent contractors based in suburban Cook County.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces New Support For Small BusinessesThe Together Now fund, is an effort to rebuild local businesses in Chicago neighborhoods.
Looted Small Businesses Seek Help From City, Neighborhood Chambers Of CommerceThe Mayor’s office is still working out the application process for a $10 million emergency relief fund for looted and vandalized businesses.
In State Of The City Address In Wake Of Chicago Unrest, Mayor Lightfoot Announces Police Reforms, Aid For Small BusinessesMayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday said a series of police reforms would be enacted within the next 90 days, as well as a $10 million fund to support small businesses that have been affected by looting in recent days.
Small Business Owners Worry Shopper Habits Will Change Permanently, Making It Harder To Stay In BusinessSmall businesses and restaurants may be planning for the day they can welcome customers inside, but will new habits keep that from happening?