SBAC 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. JOIN US CONTRIBUTE Upcoming Events View Calendar 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. Current Initiatives 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! Learn More SBAC Updates Advocating for disadvantaged commercial corridors October 11, 2021 SBAC President Elliot Richardson discusses a policy that will reduce vacant properties in struggling neighborhood… Read More BLOCK CITY CHICAGO REPORTS on Commercial Corridor Revitalization October 4, 2021 BLOCK CITY CHICAGO REPORTS HYDE PARK, WOODLAWN, SOUTH SHORE Some Landlords Keep Their Storefronts Empty… Read More 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… Read More The Small Business Package September 8, 2021 Many small and local businesses have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois unemployment… Read More More Posts Meet Karen Kimsey-Sward from Dale Carnegie - our August SBAC Premier Advocate Spotlight! Learn How Dale Carnegie Can Help You! Featured Member Benefit: Steadfast - Strengthen Your Focus Learn more about how the SBAC works with you and Steadfast here. Learn How Steadfast Can Help You! 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. Enter the SBAC Lawyers Corner Here Supporters Fifth Third Bank Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr Inland Bank Ntiva Daily Herald Tandem HR Interprenet Signature Bank Lexitas Empower Korey Richardson Open One Solutions Freeborn and Peters A Safe Haven Foundation Please translate this page to the language of your choice.