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The Small Business Package

Small Business Package

Many small and local businesses have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois unemployment rate remains high. Illinois politicians can partner with the small business community to enact policies that will help small businesses through this pandemic, reduce unemployment in our state, grow the Illinois workforce and generate revenue.

There has never been a more important time to support small and local businesses. Passing this agenda can be a game-changer for the small business community and Illinois economy.

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Meet the SBAC Interns – an integral part of the SBAC Team.

By patti@sbacil.org | January 5, 2021

  Meet the SBAC Interns – an integral part of the SBAC Team. In 2020, we were fortunate to have more than 15 interns supporting our small business initiatives at the SBAC. Hear why they chose to be part of the SBAC Community. And thank you to them all.   Please translate this page to…

Chicago’s Cut Red Tape Agenda

By patti@sbacil.org | January 3, 2021

CHICAGO’S CUT RED TAPE AGENDA PUBLIC WAY USE SIGN PERMITS Small and local businesses need City Council approval to display a simple sign that protrudes over the sidewalk by less than an inch. The fight to allow small businesses to display signs that protrude over the public way without City Council approval has been ongoing…

Main Street Lending Proposal

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 2, 2021

 SUMMARY   The Federal Reserve established the Main Street Lending Program (the “Program“) to help aid small and medium-sized for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations who were in sound financial condition before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and who were unable to get aid under any of the other COVID-19 related relief programs (e.g. under…

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