Women’s Business Center – Chicago

Let us help fulfill your dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

The WBDC is proud to be one of the first women’s business assistance centers established in the U.S. and has assisted in the formation of 14 additional women’s business assistance centers in six states.

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is a Women’s Business Center (WBC) supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership. 

As a part of the nationwide network of WBCs, the WBDC strives to empower women entrepreneurs by providing access to information, contacts, contracts and capital.

If you are in the beginning stages of starting a business or looking to grow your current one, we can help.

Our services include:

  • Business advising
  • Financial workshops, loan assistance, and direct lending
  • Early child education entrepreneurship training
  • Women’s Business Enterprise certification
  • COVID-19 business advising, training, and resources
  • Events

Latina Entrepreneurial Accelerated Development Program (LEAD)

Start your journey today.  Contact us.

8 S. Michigan Ave. , 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Email or call (312) 853-3477, ext. 100




Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made upon request, with at least two weeks notice.  Please contact WBDC for arrangements.  SBA funded programs are extended to the public in a nondiscriminatory basis.  WBDC is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 


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