I was recently denied a business license that I applied for through the city of Chicago for an e-commerce business which I operate from home. The license was denied because of zoning restrictions. American Express has deactivated my account because I am unable to provide proof that my business is located at the address I provided them. I am currently unable to process customer's American Express cards. The only way in which I can prove that my business is located at the address provided is by obtaining a business license.
Is there a such thing as a service that allows companies to purchase a mailing address located in a commercially zoned property and will then forward or store all received mail? Any other advice would be appreciated.