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A non-partisan, member driven organization that promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, networking, support services and educational programs.
Elliot Richardson interviewed LIVE on the Norman Goldman Show
Listen to Elliot Richardson's Interview with WGN radio about the SBAC
SBAC in the media
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SBAC in the Media
SBAC member Scott Bartmess interviewed on CBS News about jobs bill.
The American Jobs Act put forth by President Obama offers many incentives to small businesses and corporations, but as Cynthia Bowers reports, some business owners feel it's not enough.
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Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) provides support for small- to mid-sized businesses Advocacy, Affinity, and Networking Assistance for Members
Chicago, IL (September 8, 2011) – As owners of small businesses try to navigate the precarious nature of the economic landscape, it seems as though they face an uphill battle. Acquiring proper funding can be difficult. Dealing with inequitable tax laws can be frustrating. Feeling isolated as an entrepreneur can be overwhelming.
Elliot Richardson, an attorney since 1998, became frustrated with this uphill battle manyowners of small- to mid-sized businesses were experiencing. He felt that they had no voice, no representation in regard to lawmaking. As an owner of a small law firm himself, Richardson wanted to be a part of the solution. Equipped with his background ranging from civil rights to commercial litigation, he chose to launch an organization that would provide support for these owners in every area necessary. The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) was born out of a desire to provide small- to mid-market businesses every opportunity to succeed.
The SBAC touts itself as a “full-service” advocacy organization and supports its members in three distinct ways. It offers members a voice in the arena of lawmaking and policy. The SBAC provides an affinity program, which gives members an array of discounts and rebates to help lower the costs of operating a business. The SBAC also connects owners of small- to mid-sized businesses with other members in order to generate mutually beneficial strategic partnerships.
Members of the Small Business Advocacy Council are interviewed about how joining the SBAC has helped their business and what the benefits of membership are. The interviews took place at one of the SBAC's monthly happy hours in downtown Chicago that feature over 100 business owners and executives networking and doing business with one another.
April 18th, 2011
May and Small Business Advocacy Council Meet in Springfield
By Karen May Community Member
State Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park) welcomed members of the Small Business Advocacy Council to Springfield on Tuesday.
The Small Business Advocacy Council located in Northfield works with businesses and employees to advocate on their behalf to legislators both at the state and federal level. The organization was in Springfield in part to work on behalf of May’s Health Care Cooperative legislation, House Bill 3236, which May recently passed out of the House by a vote of 100-5 and it is working its way through the Senate.
To view the article on TribLocal go to: May and Small Business Advocacy Council Meet in Springfield