Skip to content

IL Small Businesses, Did you Know....

Empower DYK

Did you know that according to the Illinois Small Business Association, a bit over 98% of the businesses within Illinois are Small Businesses? That means statistically, you can probably name most of the larger IL businesses off the top of your head! So, if you approach a store on the street, if you can't name it immediately, chances are it's your local Mom & Pop!

We at Empower strive to find ways to help each and every one of them. Be it via our incredibly successful mentorship program or through simple support and resources, we're here to help!

Check out the resources or maybe join that ever-successful mentoring program? We'll be waiting regardless.

References:

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF ADVOCACY. (2022). 2022 Small Business Profile.

Insights Archive

The Debate Over The Chicago Real Estate Transfer Tax

By emma@sbacil.org | February 5, 2024

Download pdf here SBAC INSIGHTS PAGE Register for the SBAC Informational Webinar: The Chicago Real Estate Transfer Tax HERE. The Debate Over The Chicago Real Estate Transfer Tax Chicago is a tremendous city with a proud tradition. Our great city, however, faces multiple challenges, including persistent economic headwinds and an increase in homelessness. Economic development…

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…

Scroll To Top