Opening A Business

Opening a Business

Opening a business can be a challenge. The Northbrook Chamber is here to help by connecting you with the appropriate resources- whether it’s the Village of Northbrook planning staff to answer a zoning question, a commercial realtor to locate the right space or a SCORE counselor to provide new entrepreneurs with advice.


For almost 40 years, the Small Business Administration’s Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) program has provided free confidential business counseling to more than 4.2 million individuals. SCORE’s professional business counselors apply decades of collective experience in all areas of American enterprise.

The SCORE program is designed to support both new or existing businesses in the following areas:

  • Business plan development/refinement
  • Strategic marketing/ product service positioning
  • Advertising/promotion & research
  • Financial/legal
  • Bookkeeping/financing
  • Home based business

In the Chicago area, the Northbrook Chamber office is one of eleven locations to offer SCORE counseling services on alternating Wednesdays. If you or someone you know is interested in scheduling an appointment with a SCORE counselor, contact the Chamber office at (847) 498-5555 ext. 201.

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