Illinois Small Business Development Center at Chinese Mutual Aid Association


The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is part of a nationwide network of centers that promote entrepreneurship, small business growth and the U.S. economy through no-cost, confidential consulting for new and established businesses and entrepreneurs.

Services Include:

  • One-on-one business advice and management assistance

  • Assistance with the development of business plans

  • Help with accessing market information and the development of marketing plans

  • Assistance with accessing business financing programs

  • Assistance with financial analysis and planning

  • Access to business education and training opportunities

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at (773) 784-2900

Schedule an Appointment:

If you would like to schedule a one-on-one appointment with an advisor please fill out this form and we will follow up with you. Our Illinois SBDC is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 4:30pm, and clients are seen by appointment only. 

Due to the COVID-19, the Illinois SBDC at CMAA will only be available for appointments via video conference and phone only. For questions or concerns, please contact Thomas Choi at 

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The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Chinese Mutual Aid Association is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity  and the U.S. Small Business Administration