SBAC News

Venture Pitch Session Companies Selected!

The upcoming SBAC & MB Financial Bank Small Business Conference will feature the Venture Pitch Session highlighting three companies in growth mode, who will compete for almost $4000 in cash and prizes – thanks to UPS, MB Financial Bank, Pasquesi Partners, Open One Solutions and WeWork! Learn about top up and coming companies in Chicagoland … more

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SBAC Members Make Their Voices Heard

This week the SBAC teamed up with the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce to host a legislative breakfast. The event featured elected officials from around the region and after introductory remarks by SBAC CEO, Scott Baskin, about 60 small business owners had the opportunity to make their voices heard. Questions focused on economic development, taxes, … more

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Chicago Business Owners Can Now Pre-Pay Some Fines

The city of Chicago announced that it will allow business owners to pre-pay fines for certain municipal violations, instead of requiring them to hire lawyers and go through the city’s administrative hearing process. The SBAC and a robust coalition worked with the city to develop this pilot program. This initiative is a big win for Chicago businesses, … more

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Get the most bang for your buck!

Looking for ways to save on your business expenses? SBAC Members get access to awesome deals and the opportunity to find new business. Check out the SBAC Marketplace today! Are you interested in offering a discount of your own? Increase your exposure and gain new clients by offering great deals to your fellow SBAC members. … more

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National Voter Registration Day!

National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity every year since. Held on the fourth Tuesday of September, National Voter Registration Day will be observed on Tuesday, September 25th this year. The 2018 general election is just 6 weeks away — … more

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SBAC Speaks at Public Roundtable on Occupational Licensing

The SBAC represented the Illinois small business community at a joint event hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures, National Governors Association and the Council of State Governments. This event, moderated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, focused on current state policy and practices surrounding occupational licensing. IDFPR licenses and regulates … more

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Sales Tax Guidance for Out-of State Sellers

This week the Illinois Department of Revenue posted resources for remote (out-of-state) sellers regarding the required collection and remittance of Illinois sales tax beginning October 1, 2018. Since the Quill v. North Dakota decision in 1992, states did not have the authority to collect sales tax from out-of-state businesses unless the company had a physical … more

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Pitch Session Application Deadline is Friday 9/28

Deadline to Apply – September 28th 5:00 PM! We are seeking aspiring Chicagoland entrepreneurs and companies in growth mode to showcase their businesses and receive feedback from expert judges in front of a live audience. Applicants range from those seeking exposure, to capital, and/or guidance on their business. This event will be featured at the upcoming … more

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Celebrate the Superheroes of Small Business!

Join us for a fabulous evening with the “superheroes” of small business. September 27th is the SBAC’s annual fundraiser to help support its advocacy initiatives on behalf of small businesses in Illinois. Enjoy entertainment by the “Chicago Super Hero Troupe,” a variety-style performance team that will delight your senses, and be on hand to see who wins … more

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Final Member Orientation of 2018

Join us for the final SBAC Member Orientation of 2018 – sponsored by UPS. Current and prospective members can attend to enjoy lunch, networking, a presentation on the benefits of SBAC membership and learn how to get engaged! You can register by clicking here. Agenda 11:30-11:45 – Open Networking with members of the Board and Membership … more

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