BACP Business Education Workshop Webinars


The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) offers free business education workshops or webinars every Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. Due to COVID-19, all programs are currently being offered as webinars. Topics include business licensing, operations, financial resources, marketing, and more. Programs are free and open to the public and taught by industry professionals, not-for-profit agencies, and government agencies.

Monday, 5/3 Webinar at 2:00 PM

Navigating the New Phase Four Regulations and Chicago Bridge Phase

On April 29, the City of Chicago announced new Phase Four Regulations and a Chicago Bridge Phase. Join this webinar for an overview of the new regulations and how to stay compliant.

Register for the 5/3 Webinar


Tuesday, 5/4 Webinar at 11:00 AM

Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Overview

Presented by Darrah Perryman, Bob Esquivel, U.S Small Business Administration


Join for an overview of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which will provide emergency assistance for restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses.

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

Register for the 5/4 Webinar

Wednesday, 5/5 Webinar at 3:00 PM

City Inspections - Ask Questions, Get Answers


Presented by the City of Chicago


The Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection, Department of Public Health, and the Department of Buildings will provide insight on how operate a compliant business in the City of Chicago. Topics covered will include how to prepare for inspections, building permits and sign display requirements, food inspection overview and necessary certificates, and zoning review procedures. Learn how to operate safely and avoid common setbacks.


Register for the 5/5 Webinar

Friday, 5/7 Webinar at 9:30 AM

Business Licensing 101

Attendees will learn the process to obtain a business license and how to access free resources and support for your business.


Register for the 5/7 Webinar


Please email BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org with any webinar questions.