Dee Caswell

Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bethel New Life

My Story

I wasn’t sure what the proper steps were to open my own business, so Bethel’s instructors were like angels to me. They took their time and helped me research and understand so many things about business that I never thought I could comprehend, like managing my finances or taking care of legal matters. They also introduced me to people and partners that were very helpful to me. Working with the SBDC has made me a smarter business owner and I would not have gotten off the ground without them.

Bringing an end to decades of concentrated poverty on Chicago’s west side through strategic and cooperative community transformation investments.

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Bethel New Life
4950 W. Thomas
Chicago, Illinois 60651
Phone: 773-473-7870
Fax: 773-473-7871