The Illinois Small Business Development Center at The Joseph Center is partnered with the Cook Country Small Business Source. This program assists in connecting small business owners to experts to provide guidance and support to take businesses to the next level. Cook County established the award-winning program to ensure that businesses emerge from COVID-19 intact and positioned for growth.

The Cook County Small Business Source is comprised of a network with over 30 organizations who are dedicated to supporting small businesses in any stage of development. In addition to one-on-one advising services, the program also provides free toolkits, webinars and timely online resources and information for small businesses.

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