Rogers Park Business Alliance team works tirelessly to strengthen business and build a strong, diverse community by providing bilingual entrepreneurial support, webinars/trainings and advocacy. We do this through a vast range of initiatives: the GROW/PROGRESANDO entrepreneurial training program, the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Rogers Park Business Alliance, RPBA Help Desk, Community Navigator and as a Delegate Agency for Chicago Departments of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. Our goal is to strengthen and revitalize the diverse businesses in the Rogers Park and Chicagoland area. All of our work at RPBA is centered around being a partner and advocate for our incredible small business community on Chicago’s far north side.
Helping our local businesses get through the hardship of the pandemic has become the main focus of our work. We have been working closely with many businesses over the past 18 months as they seek federal and state relief funding opportunities, to ensure these businesses stay open. We are proud to be able to continue to support this community by reaching out to small, independent businesses to raise awareness of available relief opportunities. In addition, RPBA provides an accessible application pipeline for bilingual businesses by offering services in multiple languages.
- 1:1 advise
- Access to consultants, coaches and interpreters
- Assistance with financial opportunities
- Spanish speaking staff
- Business plan assistance
- Entrepreneurial training
- Liason to City of Chicago departments
- Setting up a business
Access to Capital
This program provides expert guidance on small business loans, grants and other ways for you to fund your business.
Business Accessibility Toolkit
This program teams up entrepreneurs with consultants, coaches and interpreters by providing personalized, expert assistance in multiple languages.
This program provides resources, technical assistance, training and other individualized information.
GROW/PROGRESANDO entrepreneurial training
This program helps entrepreneurs develop a comprehensive and implementable business plan that’s right for their business in both English and Spanish.
Este programa asiste a emprendedores a desarrollar e implementar un plan de negocioa integral que sea adecuado para su negocio.
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at RPBA
The Center assists in the development of business and marketing plans, along with improving business ownership skills, financial analysis of businesses and accessing specialized services including export and government marketing and other business management needs.