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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.

Small Business Mayoral Forum

The SBAC has partnered with local chambers of commerce on a Chicago Mayoral Candidate Forum! This forum will focus on issues impacting Chicago small businesses and the revitalization of neighborhood business districts. Join us for a policy-driven forum with questions that are focused on issues regarding the small business community.

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

SBAC BLOG

SBAC Women in Business: Roundtable on Small Businesses and Child Care

January 26, 2023

The SBAC Women in Business hosted a virtual roundtable with Chairman Edgar Gonzalez Jr. to…

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Small Business Mayoral Forum

January 11, 2023

REGISTER HERE SPONSORS Fifth Third Bank Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr Inland Bank Interprenet Signature Bank…

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Legislation to Support Local Chambers Passes

January 10, 2023

Many chambers of commerce were devastated by the pandemic.  However, this did not stop them…

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Daily Herald Business Ledger Articles with SBAC President Elliot Richardson

January 9, 2023

Check out all of SBAC President Elliot Richardson’s Daily Herald Business Ledger articles below 2023…

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Member Directory

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Member Login

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Small Business Owner Feedback Form

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