Illinois Latino Small Business Partnership

How do we help you?

The Illinois Latino Small Business Partnership, funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and powered by the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, provides assistance to small businesses to continue to recover from the pandemic and prepare for growth.

The Illinois Latino Small Business Partnership team are:

Technical assistance and business counseling are available to you at no cost.
We look forward to assisting you with all matters related to your business and to achieve your dreams. For any questions, contact our Illinois Latino Small Business Partnership Director, Marisa Alcantar, at

Services available through this program include:

Ongoing information about sources of financial assistance for your business and assistance completing applications for government grants and other sources of financing.

Updated information about pandemic-related public health and business operation provisions to keep you, your customers, your employees and your customers safe and informed.

One-on-one business counseling and technical assistance to identify challenges and opportunities for your business.

Assistance to enable you to maximize the efficiency, productivity and profitability of your business.

Information and referrals to additional programs and assistance available from the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and other entities.

The opportunity to connect with other small businesses and government representatives.

Development of plans for business growth.

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