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Starting a Business in Tinley

Congratulations! You want to join the millions of people who have a successful business. You are an entrepreneur. We want the Tinley Park business climate to benefit your start-up business. Starting a business is not easy, and having a successful business requires a lot of preparation, research and work. Whether you’re sitting down to write your business plan, wondering about your legal obligations, or researching your financing options, you’ll find the information you need right here.

Small Business Development Assistance
The Village of Tinley Park is here to provide assistance to those wishing to start a small business. 

  1. Prepare your business plan by setting up an appointment with an Illinois Small Business Development Center. Visit the DCEO website to learn more about its services and find an SBDC near you. 
  2. Make an appointment with the Tinley Park Community Development office to review real estate, planning, financing and building requirements, as well as possible incentives. Call (708) 444-5100 for more details.
  3. Before you buy a building, buy a property or sign a lease, complete a Required Change of Use Application and bring it to the Building Department at Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park.
  4. Prior to opening a business you will be required to complete a Change of Use Application, arrange for Village building inspection, present any tenant build-out or building improvement/construction plans for review and approval, purchase any needed building permits, purchase a business license, and obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. Call (708) 444-5100 for more details.

10 Steps to Start Your Business
Visit the Small Business Administration website for 10 helpful steps to start your business.

Small Business Resources
Click on the below links for more information on how to start a small business.