Resources available for Small Business Week in Cook County

Posted5/3/2021 2:31 PM

The Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance program network Monday announced its "Together We Thrive" initiative and the official launch of Small Business Week in Cook County. Throughout the week, Cook County will provide events and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

To date, Cook County and the program have assisted nearly 2,000 small business owners experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic with $16.9 million in grants. The program also provides support for small businesses impacted by the pandemic by offering pro bono advice, webinars and educational resources for small businesses.


"Over 50 years ago, the U.S. Small Business Administration started celebrating the vital contributions of America's Small business owners and entrepreneurs," said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. "Today, and all week long, we will celebrate and acknowledge the small businesses that are the backbone of our communities.

For more information about the Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance program, visit the website at

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