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Do you want to start a business in Chicago? Get a local number with area code 773.
Chicago is ranked as one of the alpha global cities. The city’s central location makes is one of the factors that makes it an international hub for finance, telecommunications, technology, industry and commerce. The city’s GRP is $561 billion which is more than the GRP of countries like Norway, Austria or the UAE. It is home to hundreds of headquarters of major companies, including 31 from Fortune 500, like Boeing, Kraft Foods. Walgreen Co, Sears Holdings, United Continental and many others. Chicago also has the most diversified economy in the country: no industry employs more than 14% of the workforce.
Despite the effects of the recession, recently the city economy has been expanding: the number of jobs increased by 11,000 (a 0.9 percent year over year improvement) from June to August 2016. Most of the jobs were in the leisure and hospitality sector as well as professional and business services and retail.
Chicago’s population is over 2.7 million people; and its metropolitan area, with over 10 million residents, is the third largest in the US. Almost 40% have a college degree; the Chicago area has over 130 colleges and universities, including two top business schools - Booth School of Business & Kellogg School of Management. The educational institutions confer approximately 145,000 degrees annually, and many of the graduates choose to stay in Chicago, contributing to its vast talent pool.
The city is a major transportation center: the O’Hare international Airport is the second-busiest in the world; Chicago also has the largest number of highways and railroads in the US. Six of the country’s seven Class I railroads connect in Chicago. It is also the third largest intermodal port in the world (the first two being Hong Kong and Singapore).
Chicago might be called the City of Big Shoulders, but many think that it is small business that is the backbone of its economy. It ranks as # 2 in the Top 10 Cities for Small Business list by Biz2Credit.
Chicago is one of the top tech hubs in the country (it ranks as # 7). No wonder, in addition to its numerous colleges and other educational institutions, with their ten academic computer science programs, Chicago boasts at least 8 coding boot camps. There are over 3,200 tech companies in Chicagoland, employing more than 53,000 people, and there is room for more. In addition, the city authorities promised to double the city’s tech sector in the next decade, supporting initiatives to create 40,000 new jobs in the sector.
In 2012, an entrepreneurial hub called 1871, a community of designers, investors, mentors, coders, tech entrepreneurs, was launched. In became the go-to spot for people with new tech ideas. Several years later, the city launched another hub, MATTER, focused on healthcare industries. Both places are great not only for generating ideas and meeting people, but also for finding guidance and actual investors for your projects. These two are just the first of the entrepreneurial hubs of the city, and their number is growing.
But it is not only tech companies that have a chance of success: in the top 10 of Chicago’s fastest growing companies there is an apparel company that makes custom T-shirts; a property restoration firm, an online restaurant supply retailer, a health food chain and so on.
One of the biggest drawbacks for small business in Chicago was its convoluted system of regulations for business, but recently the city government undertook reforms to remove bureaucratic barriers for business.
There are numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs. For example, the 10 000 Small Businesses program, created in partnership by the Harold Washington College and Goldman Sachs. It offers college courses for small business owners, focusing on business, entrepreneurship and professional services. More than 70% of the small business owners who graduated from this program have increased their revenue, and 50% have created new jobs.
312, 773, 872, 708 is a Chicago, Illinois area code(s). MightyCall can provide you a great variety of local phone numbers in Chicago,Illinois.
Do you have all Chicago area codes?
We offer local numbers in many cities and towns across the US. You can look at the availabilities on our website or call us, and we will help you find the right number for you.
Can I transfer my Chicago telephone number to MightyCall?
Yes, if the number is within our coverage area.
Chicago number or a toll free number: what to choose?
MightyCall offers both, but it really depends on what you need. If you want to give your company a local feel, a local number is the way to go. If, on the other hand, you want your business sound like a national company, a toll free number is what you need.
Does the Chicago phone number belong to me or to MightyCall?
The number belongs to you, no matter if it is local or toll-free. Well, technically, it belongs to the NANPA, but as long as you don’t incur debt with your carrier, the number is yours, and you can transfer it to another provider. This also applies to any number you acquire from MightyCall.
Local Numbers in Chicago For Your Business
Get a Chicago Phone Number for Your Business – Establish a Local Presence
A local Chicago phone number from Mightycall can help you appear as a multi-business that has local knowledge and can provide quick turnaround for your clients. Mightycall has local numbers for all states and cities including Chicago that can be used with our cloud phone system for small business.
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Use a Local Phone Number to:
- Inspire Trust in Your Business
Research has shown that consumers often feel more comfortable calling a business that has a local phone number because they believe a local business is more likely to provide personalized service. For example, a real estate agent in Los Angeles with a local area code may be more attractive to prospects because their business number indicates an understanding of local nuances. Use a local number to reinforce that your business is a neighborhood business that prospects and customers can trust.
- Compete with Large Companies
If the service your company offers would benefit from appearing as a neighborhood business, like a real estate office in Chicago, then choosing a local phone number can give you a real edge over any non-local or national competitors.
- Save Money While Your Business Grows
It can be expensive to set up brick and mortar stores in all the locations you want to conduct business in. To avoid the expense and inconvenience of opening additional office locations, you can get multiple local numbers with Mightycall. Your business can be national but still feel local.
- Forward your local Chicago number to any phone
- Establish a local presence for customers in Chicago
- Send texts from your Chicago number
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Best small business phone system in Chicago
Strong Communication with Customers is Essential
To ensure customers can easily reach your company representatives in Chicago, you need a quality phone system. Many basic calling features are included with these systems, such as call transferring, automated attendants, and customizable voicemail messages. Many systems provide more advanced capabilities, including unified messaging, computer-integration, and instant-messaging tools.
Collaboration with Employees and Customers
The best phone systems for your office provide tools to more easily share and access information. Also, look for business phone plans that integrate with your mobile devices. Many systems allow you to forward calls to your cellular devices so you will never miss an important call again.
Giving your Customers a Better Experience
People are busy, and your customers demand getting through to the right person, within a timely manner. Call transferring capabilities, hold music and customizable voicemail messages are just a few options that can make a system comparable to others on the market. Furthermore, you will want to look closely at the number of users the phone system can handle. If your company exceeds that number or has growth potential, it may not be the best solution for you.
When choose the right phone system for your small business, analyze each system based on the following factors:
- Level of service
- Customer service
- Calling features
- Computer integration
- Mobile access
- Ease of use
Mightycall offers everything a small business would want in a phone system. The service is a cloud-based virtual phone system designed to simplify and improve customer access to support. With its mobile app, MightyCall consolidates client contact channels and captures ever customer call, email and social media interaction, ensuring that every issue is handled in a timely fashion. Key features include SMS contact, a direct website dialing widget, smart call forwarding, customized voicemails and call recording. For both a local and national presence, you can have toll-free and local numbers for your business. Other features include an auto-receptionist, music on hold, conference calling, call forwarding, call screening, voicemail and fax to email. Mightycall’s phone system doesn't require expensive PBX hardware or a trained IT staff to set up and maintain. All that's needed is high-speed Internet access and IP phones. The service comes complete with all the features and tools a small business needs in a phone system.