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

The SBAC is advocating to ensure struggling and qualified businesses across Illinois have access to Back to Business grants. This means making sure the grant program is adequately funded.

Read Elliot’s article in The State Journal-Register here.

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New PPP Rules for Sole Proprietors and Businesses with 20 or fewer Employees

By patti@sbacil.org | February 25, 2021

New PPP Rules for Sole Proprietors and Businesses with 20 or fewer Employees From February 24th to March 9th, the Small Business Administration will accept applications for PPP loans for sole proprietors and businesses with fewer than 20 employees. The move is meant to make it easier for businesses with few or no employees –…

ACTION CALL! Legislation To Get People Back To Work

By mrevis@sbacil.org | February 19, 2021

Legislation To Get People Back To Work State Representative Gong-Gershowitz has filed the RISE Act.  This legislation will get people back to work and support small businesses.  The RISE Act (House Bill 0801) creates a tax incentive for businesses that retrain and hire employees who have lost their jobs or businesses because of the pandemic.…

Business Interruption Grant Program

By mrevis@sbacil.org | February 15, 2021

IL – Many small and local businesses were devastated by the pandemic but only 20% of applicants received Illinois Business Interruption Grants.  Watch coverage of SBAC President Elliot Richardson testifying before the Illinois Senate Commerce Commission about the need for an improved and more inclusive process in the future.   Please translate this page to…

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