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The Small Business Advocacy Council is fighting for small businesses in Illinois. Headquartered in Chicago, the SBAC’s non-partisan advocacy work shapes local, statewide, and federal legislation for small businesses.

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Make Minority Contracting Reforms Now

By steve@sbacil.org | November 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the small business community. With businesses struggling, government contracts are even more important to many small businesses, including minority owned businesses with limited cash reserves and access to capital. The failure of governmental entities at all levels to ensure that minority businesses receive a fair share…

Urge Politicians to Make PPP Loans Deductible

By steve@sbacil.org | November 24, 2020

ACTION CALL: Urge Politicians to Make PPP Loans Deductible to Support Small Businesses The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, or PPP, was passed in order to provide small businesses across the United States crucial relief during widespread government shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These loans can be forgivable when proceeds are used…

SBAC Action Call – Support the R.I.S.E. Act!

By steve@sbacil.org | November 17, 2020

Urge Politicians to Help Create Jobs and Support Small Businesses With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Illinois, our politicians must act quickly to help those who have lost their jobs or businesses get safely back to work.  State Senator Ram Villivalam has filed legislation that will incentivize small businesses to retrain and hire those…

Rebuilding Lives and Businesses Press Conference with A Safe Haven and SBAC

By steve@sbacil.org | November 14, 2020

The Small Business Advocacy Council and A Safe Haven have partnered up in the fight to Rebuild Lives and Businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing people to lose their jobs, livelihoods and their homes. The situation is tragic. Small businesses continue to struggle. With winter coming and the pandemic showing no signs of waning, small businesses…

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Featured Member Benefit: CyberSecurity with Resolute Strategic Services

The CyberSecurity App for SBAC members, created by Resolute Strategic Services, contains critical information and best practices regarding system security, cyber hygiene, alerts for cyber threats, and access to real-time cyber incident response support. The app is not a replacement for comprehensive cybersecurity planning or a strategic holistic approach to digitization. This app has been adapted to SBAC members’ interests and needs.

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