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Small Business Advocacy Council

The SBAC Mission

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.

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Advocacy Matters

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.

SBAC In the News

From networking events and legislative initiatives, to press releases and charity events we are always busy advancing the interests of small business. Don't miss out on the recent SBAC activity that has landed in the news!

SBAC Updates

Illinois policymakers need to allocate rescue plan grants to help struggling businesses.

September 13, 2021

The SBAC is advocating to ensure struggling and qualified businesses across Illinois have access to…

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The Small Business Package

September 8, 2021

Many small and local businesses have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois unemployment…

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Calling for IL Occupational Licensing Reform

September 8, 2021

Occupational licenses should protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. Unfortunately, some occupational…

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Laws You Should Know About

September 8, 2021

Baking Good Legislation On August 27, Governor Pritzker signed into law the Home-to-Market Act.  The…

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Meet Karen Kimsey-Sward from Dale Carnegie - our August SBAC Premier Advocate Spotlight!


Welcome to the SBAC Lawyers' Corner. This is a place to view hot topics, meet the lawyers, and ask a legal question!  Please check out this page provided by Freeborn & Peters LLP and Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

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