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Welcome to the SBAC

We believe the success of small businesses is a critical component of local communities and the nation’s economy. The SBAC has spent the last decade alongside small business owners fighting for reasonable policies that foster a healthier small business environment - economically, socially, and culturally.

The SBAC’s non-partisan approach continues to shape local, state, and federal small business legislation.

2023 SBAC Golf Outing

Dust off your clubs, grab your golf buddies and get ready to hit the green!

It's just 11 DAYS AWAY! Visit our golf website for more info on The Preserve at Oak Meadows course, the event schedule, sponsorship opportunities and more. We'll see in you full swing on June 6th!

Cocktails for a Cause

Join us at The Metropolitan Willis Tower for an SBAC Cocktails For A Cause! Learn about SBAC initiatives and how we are actively fighting for the small business community throughout Illinois. All proceeds benefit the SBAC and our important advocacy work.

Advocacy Matters

The SBAC is laser focused on improving the small business environment through nonpartisan advocacy and grassroots engagement. View our full list of advocacy initiatives here.

SBAC Empower

SBAC Empower was founded in 2016 as a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit business and community education organization. SBAC Empower focuses on areas with fewer resources and funding and works alongside the SBAC to build these communities through mentorship, education, and advocacy initiatives. Some of the communities we have helped include Greater Englewood, North Lawndale, South Shore, Cook County Jail, Logan Square, Greater Roseland, Woodlawn, and more.

SBAC Member Directory

The SBAC has a robust membership base with businesses that span all kinds of industries. SBAC Business Supporters can be listed on our directory to be discovered by potential new clients and SBAC stakeholders.

Thank you SBAC Partners

The Partners of the SBAC are instrumental in the effectiveness of our organization. View all current SBAC Partners here or click below to become one today!

Join Today!

The SBAC is community where business owners of all backgrounds come together. Joining our organization immediately gives you the opportunity to get engaged in educational events, advocacy initiatives, and networking groups.

Upcoming Events


Procurement Bidding Reform Passes both the Illinois House and Senate!

May 19, 2023

Read S.B. 2192 SB 2192 FACT SHEET Increasing Access to Government Contracts for Small, Minority,…

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Reduce Recidivism and Grow the Workforce

May 16, 2023

HB 3418 FACT SHEET HB 3418 Hoja de Hechos Read H.B. 3418 Labor shortage requires…

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Comprehensive Licensing Information to Minimize Barriers Legislation

May 1, 2023

Occupational licensing requirements, intended to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare, now affect over…

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Support Outdoor Dining in Chicago

April 27, 2023

Sing the Petition to Support Outdoor Dining in Chicago Download the Outdoor Dining FACT SHEET…

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Member Directory

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Small Business Owner Feedback Form

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