Technical Assistance

The BDC provides value-added services to potential Berwyn businesses as well as Chamber members. Some of those services include:

  • Planning/zoning assistance
    • BDC staff will assist you in determining if you will need to apply for a variance, rezoning, planned unit development status, or other entitlements from City government. We will also aid you in complying with the City’s plans, design guidelines, and other planning goals.
  • Guidance through City entitlement and permitting/licensing process
    • BDC staff will walk you through every step of the process. We will accompany you in meetings with City officials to assist you in obtaining all necessary permits and entitlements so your business can open on time or expand to meet the growth of your customer base.
  • Demographic data provision
    • We will provide the demographic data you will need for your business plan. We will also explain to you how our city’s demographic composition affects the success of your business.
  • Step-by-step guidance in developing a business plan
    • The BDC will work with you to prepare a plan that will guide your business to new heights. If necessary, we will refer you to additional federal and state sources for more assistance.
  • Business seminars
    • We offer regular trainings on issues important to business owners, including marketing, customer service, financial planning, etc.
  • Site selection assistance
    • Looking for a place for your business to locate or expand?  We possess a property database of available space, buildings, and property in Berwyn that we maintain continually. We will be happy to search through it to find the perfect fit for your business.
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