City of Chicago Business Advisors and Mentors


Chicago Business Advisers

Volunteer business advisers can help your established business for free, whether you are struggling with growth, cash flow challenges or sales. With 120+ volunteers, we offer a wide range of business mentors with specific skills and mentors with industry expertise.  Just put in your zip code to find those closest to you, or select a location below.

Startup Chicago Business Mentors

Experienced business mentors can coach your startup from idea to market research to launch and growth.

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Chicago – Beverly Area Planning AssociationWednesday Mornings

Chicago – Citibank Center (Main Office)
 –  Monday – Saturday
Discount parking available at 500 W Monroe

Chicago – City Hall – Tuesday 

Chicago – LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois – Monday Afternoon

Chicago Logan Square – Wintrust Bank 1st Wednesday of Month

Chicago Pilsen – The Resurrection Project  3rd Tuesday Afternoons

Chicago Ravenswood – Wintrust Bank – 2nd Wednesday of Month

Chicago Sauganash – Wintrust Bank – 3rd Wednesday of Month

Chicago Client Raves 

Nancy Bishop is my mentor. She has helped me hone my marketing strategy..”– Richard Oberbruner, owner of the Richard Oberbruner Improv Corwin, my SCORE mentor, “has helped me to process the myriad of options I was considering as I evaluated the next steps to take within my business. Peg provided an objective point of view during those times when I most desperately needed clarity. Peg has provided accountability during our regular mentoring sessions which have helped me to stay focused with the goals that I’ve set. She has imparted practical wisdom and relevant experience about best practices, things to avoid and opportunities for growth.” –Dana Sanders, owner of eCom Exclusives