The Duman Employment Center provides startup and existing businesses with a strong business foundation, training, financing, and peer support.

How it works

The Duman Employment Center provides assistance to early stage, startup and small businesses located in the Chicagoland area. The program is housed at JVS Career & Employment, with offices throughout the city and suburbs. The program provides individualized advising, workshops, mentorship, and business financing to eligible small businesses.

Why it works

By providing tools and resources to help participants articulate their vision and business model, our training programs are designed help aspiring entrepreneurs reach the next level of business growth.

Take the first step

Want to learn more about our small business support? Visit Duman Employment Center or email us at duman@jvschicago.org.

Serving entrepreneurs since 2001

About Us

About Us

Serving entrepreneurs since 2001

No startup can make it alone. The Duman Employment Center offers the support small businesses need to thrive, through advising, loans, workshops, and a six-week accelerator program.

We’re Here To Help You Grow


We’re here to help you grow

Whether you are already in business for yourself, or just testing the waters, The Duman Employment Center offers a full range of services to help make your business thrive.



Network While You Learn

With workshops offered across the Chicagoland area on a number of topics, the Duman Employment Center makes it easy to learn what tools are needed to start your own business. Small business owners can hone their skills and stay current on new marketing or technology trends by attending a workshop.