Allied for Community Business/Chi Biz Hub

Our mission is to provide the capital, coaching, and connections entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses that create jobs and wealth in their communities.

Community

1:1 Coaching

You know your business best. We’re here to help you succeed. First, we will listen as you describe what you are trying to accomplish with your business, what challenges you are seeking to overcome, and how you think we can help. We will dedicate as much time to your business as you need, and our coaching is always free.

Getting Started

Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Lab

The Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Lab partners—Allies for Community Business, Chicago Community Trust, and our funders—believe that entrepreneurs from any background can start and grow businesses that create generational wealth for their families and communities.

Loans Grants Capital

Loans

Allies for Community Business offers term loans and lines of credit between $500 and $100,000 to early, emerging, and established businesses in Illinois and Indiana.

Loans Grants Capital

Grants

Allies for Community Business has partnered with several public and private organizations to provide grants to small businesses over the last several years.