Cook County COVID-19 Resources

Business Operations

  • Details about the Federal Aid Package CARES have been released and have a variety of resources for Small Businesses. Read this summary to learn more.
  • The US Chamber of Commerce has released their Small Business Loan Guide that you can learn about financial assistance for your company.
  • Technical Assistance for Small Businesses: There are a variety of new loan products (see more below) on the market to assist businesses currently. We are pleased that our grantees, Women’s Business Development Center, with a location in Richton Park offers excellent resources and tools to assist businesses navigate this landscape. For example, Cash Flow Solutions for Small Businesses  is a good place to start. In addition, the new Southland SBDC which grew of the South Suburban Economic Growth Initiative is offering webinars how to apply for SBA funds. 
  • State of Illinois ‘What is Essential?” Quick guidance on what is considered essential for businesses to maintain operations.


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