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Neighborhood Business Development Center at CMAA

The NBDC Program consists of over sixty (60) BACP delegate agencies that provide no-cost hyper-local business development assistance to entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the city. NBDCs provide general business licensing and public way use permitting guidance as well as specialized support services, which includes confidential counseling, technical assistance, professional development workshops, access to capital, B2B networking, employment and workforce development assistance and more.


Services Include:

  • Business-to-business networking opportunities

  • Employment and workforce development assistance

  • Consumer marketing assistance

  • Connecting your business to the local community

  • Information about a particular neighborhood

  • Getting a new small business started

  • Troubleshooting City-related issues for small businesses

  • Connecting businesses to financial resources

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at

(224) 350-2946

Upcoming Events:

Client Appointments

Schedule an appointment with the Illinois SBDC at
Chinese Mutual Aid Association today!

Chettha Saetia

Director of SBDC & Business Advisor

Edgar Jimenez

Business Advisor

Jin Lee

Business Advisor

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Our services are available to all startup and established business owners, but as a specialized NBDC, we concentrate on...

Place-Based Generalist

We provide NBDC standard business development assistance, which includes but not limited to helping business owners and entrepreneurs apply for business license(s) and public way use permit(s), helping navigate City government, developing a business plan, marketing assistance, contract assistance, product/service/workforce development, access to training and resources, assistance with COVID-related business supports as well as reopening guidelines, at a hyper-local level.

City Public Official (Alderman) and Ward Information:


48th Ward Alderman


Phone: (773) 784-5277 | Fax: (773) 784-6630

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Chinese Mutual Aid Association is partnering with the City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), to provide hyper-local support to business owners and start-up entrepreneurs through the Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC) program.

All Locations Are Open Via Appointment. Contact Us Today.
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