Creating economic opportunities
for the Hispanic community and the region
It takes guts to start a business; it’s even harder to grow and scale it.
We at the IHCC understand. That’s why our team of business advisors and program managers work arduously to help entrepreneurs take the first steps into starting a business.
It also takes a lot of hard work to keep the business alive. It’s our mission to help already established businesses grow and succeed. And what if you want to become a certified business? We got you.
What if you want to obtain access to grants or loans? We have the programs to help you through that process. And if we don’t know the answer, we will find out.
You are not alone.
We provide various programs to boost entrepreneurship. Discover yours.
First-of-its kind partnership between IHCC and 1871 to help Latinx entrepreneurs thrive in the Chicago tech economy…
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
(SBDC) at IHCC offers no-cost advising and is dedicated to helping new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership…
ILLINOIS TOLLWAY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Illinois Tollway Technical Assistance Program is designed to prepare emerging and established transportation-related construction and professional engineering services firms with …
COOK COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS SOURCE
The Cook County Small Business Source Program provides one-on-one business advising to address the unique needs of businesses at no cost.
PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER
(PTAC) advises business owners on how to maximize opportunities and get exposed to local, statewide and government agencies..
SMALL BUSINESS TRANSPORTATION RESOURCE CENTER
Our mission is to increase the number of small businesses that are prepared to compete for transportation-related prime and subcontract opportunities
Illinois Latino Small Business Partnership
Latino Business Policy Institute
The Latino Business Policy Institute was established by the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2021 with the purpose of championing for new policies and legislation on all levels of government that will benefit the future of Latino businesses in Illinois.
SBA Community Navigator Program
The SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program provides community outreach and technical assistance to support Hispanic small business owners to start or improve their businesses. Through the program, they do target outreach to small businesses in underserved communities.