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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.

LIVE TUESDAY 5/17 at 4pm!!

Listen to SBAC President, Elliot Richardson, Live TUESDAY. May 17th on WCPT820 at 4pm as he discusses HB3215 - the Safer Communities and Small Business Act

The SBAC 13th Annual Golf Outing!!!

June 29th at White Deer Run Golf Club

Come join the SBAC team for a great day of golf, camaraderie, food, and fun!

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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 Englewood, North Lawndale, South Shore, Cook County Jail, Bronzeville, 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 to our SBAC Sponsors & Promoters

We had a great time last week getting to see one another again in our quarterly thank you to our SBAC Sponsors and Promoters!  Thank you all for being such a big part of the SBAC and the small business community.



Thank you SBAC Sponsors

The Sponsors of the SBAC are instrumental in the effectiveness of our organization. View all current SBAC Sponsors 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.


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SBAC Women In Business

The SBAC Women In Business is a community within the SBAC geared primarily to women business owners. Our goal is to promote equality, and community, supporting one another in generating ...

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Lawyers Corner

Welcome to the SBAC Lawyers' Corner. Please check out this page provided by Freeborn & Peters LLP, Lexitas Legal, and Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

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Member Directory

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Member Login

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Small Business Owner Feedback Form

Give the SBAC feedback on your experiences as a small business owner!

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