Katherine describes doing business in Chicago as “hilarious”. When she first had the idea to support micro-retail, it was illegal. In what ways has Katherine worked with City Hall to create processes that support microbusiness owners?
Amanda describes doing business in Chicago as ‘stimulating’. She built a market of Chicagoans interested in off-the-beaten path tourism. Where does she travel to show Chicago’s historic side?
Jera and Joslyn describe doing business in Chicago as “interesting”. This mother-daughter duo decided to open a mobile thrift boutique. What steps did they have to take to ensure they’re compliant with the city’s requirements?
Sean and Grant describe doing business in Chicago as “a dream come true”. They began their business from Sean’s backyard and faced a variety of zoning challenges. What advice would they now give to self-employed gym owners?
Alex describes doing business in Chicago as “frustrating”. He began growing his father’s sign company in Evanston, but relocated to Chicago. What about the Windy City and its workforce drew him there?
Nicole and Dan describe doing business in Chicago as “resourceful”. They saved thousands when bringing their food space up to code. How did they do it?
Jimmy describes doing business in Chicago as “hard but fair”. His initial business model was inspired by a famous Black Institution in Chicago. Which one?