A stained-glass restoration business, a vintage clothing store and a bagel bakery all sit within an unassuming industrial building in McKinley Park. The 36Squared Business Incubator is home to 30 small businesses — some just starting, others fully operational.
For four years, the incubator has used the five-story brick building at 3636 S. Iron St. to offer services ranging from confidential business advising to training events and webinars, said executive director Andrew Fogaty.
Now, the incubator is set to receive $80,000 in federal funding to help it make its building more accessible for its clients with disabilities and to expand programming for small businesses in the Chicago area.
Charlotte Trecartin and Breece Eagar turned to 36Squared in May 2020. The two had an idea for an accessories business but weren’t sure how to bring it to fruition.
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