Chicago Urban League

The Chicago Urban League Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation was founded in 2007 to help African- Americans launch, grow, and sustain businesses.

About

The Chicago Urban League Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (formerly the Chicago Urban League Entrepreneurship Center) was founded in 2007 to help African- Americans launch, grow, and sustain businesses. The Center provides entrepreneurs with the tools necessary to maximize revenues, reduce costs, increase profitability, and drive job creation while encouraging innovation. The Center also helps businesses obtain supplier diversity certifications, respond to bids on public and private contracts, and increase the number and average dollar value of contracts won.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women's Business Issues

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Website Development

Training

  • Business Management Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactJason Johnson
Addresss4510 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone(773) 451-3547