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SBAC Legislative Agenda 2023

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The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) is laser-focused on formulating and fighting to pass policies that support small businesses and local communities. The SBAC’s 2023 agenda includes legislation that will support small businesses struggling to hire and retain employees and stabilize the costs of health insurance. The SBAC is also advocating for bills that will increase transparency and level the playing field for small businesses vying for government contracts. 

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Insights Archive

Support Chicago Small Businesses By Reducing Red Tape

By natalia.borowska | January 31, 2024

Download pdf here SBAC INSIGHTS PAGE SUPPORT CHICAGO SMALL BUSINESSES BY REDUCING RED TAPE Policymakers can support small businesses and revitalize neighborhood business districts by cutting red tape, streamlining processes, and reducing the costs of launching and expanding Chicago businesses. This is a crucial time to break down barriers that cause unnecessary hardships for local businesses…

Small Business Grants in Illinois

By patti@sbacil.org | January 30, 2024

Financial Growth Opportunities Running a business is hard and small business owners often do not have time to navigate grants, tax credits, and other funding opportunities. We are excited to help. While we cannot cover everything, we will do our best to keep you current on economic incentives that may be available for your business…

The Launch of the Chamber Relief Grant Program!

By emma@sbacil.org | January 16, 2024

SBAC INSIGHTS PAGE We’re thrilled to announce the official launch of the Chamber Relief Grant Program by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). The program aims to provide vital support to chambers of commerce dedicated to uplifting small businesses and local communities. DCEO announced the launch of the chamber relief grant program, along with opening…

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