Your business may be small—but it’s BIG to you! Our Small Business Outlook Survey is back! Have your say on the issues, challenges and opportunities that small businesses around Chicago encounter.

This survey typically takes 10 minutes to complete - and you have the chance to win 2 round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets.

This annual survey is a collaboration between the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, providing the forward-looking information that helps us shape programming and improve support services for our local small business community.


2018 Chicagoland Small Business Outlook Survey Results

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, asked small business owners in the Chicagoland area to share information and thoughts about their small business and the issues they face. Why small businesses? Given the vital role they play in creating jobs and anchoring communities, we need to know more about who they are, what they need, and their outlook for the future. See the results here 

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Chicagoland Small Business Outlook Surveys 2015-2017

2017 Survey Results

2016 Survey Results

2015 Survey Results


Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Free consultancy for all small Chicagoland businesses. You don’t have to be a Chamber member to use this complimentary service. Start a new business or grow your existing business with expert advice, workshops and resources. Plus, if you need help dealing with local government, you’ve come to the right place.

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Stacey Pitts Caldwell
Center Director - SBDC
SCaldwell@chicagolandchamber.org
Othello Calbert
Business Advisor - SBDC
ocalbert@chicagolandchamber.org