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Elliot Richardson’s interview with Lauren Cohn on “Connected to Chicago” The mayor wants to eliminate red tape for small businesses to help with reopening. Small Business Advisory Council President and Co-Founder Elliot Richardson joins Connected to Chicago” to discuss what can be done.   Listen to the interview at the 3:40 minute mark here Categories…

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SBAC President: Chicago Politicians Must Choose Small Business Over Politics SBAC President Elliot Richardson writes in Crain’s Chicago Business that Chicago politicians must choose small businesses over politics and cut needless red tape now. Read the piece in Crain’s Chicago: HERE https://bit.ly/3vQGYQx  Crain’s Chicago Business                 Categories Action…

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SBAC Action Call – Urge Chicago Aldermen to Cut Unnecessary Red Tape Urge Chicago Aldermen to Cut Unnecessary Red Tape! Chicago politicians must put small businesses and Chicago’s economic recovery over politics. There has never been a more important time for policymakers to work together to cut unnecessary red tape that hurts small businesses and…

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Policies for a Post-Pandemic Economy Policies for a Post-Pandemic Economy To read SBAC co-founder and President Elliot Richardson’s May column in the Daily Herald Business Ledger, click here. Categories Action Calls Advocacy Events Information Member Benefits Member Relations Premier Advocates SBAC News Uncategorized Archives Archives Select Month August 2021 July 2021 June 2021 May 2021…

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It’s Crunchtime in Springfield for Small Business Please check out SBAC’s co-founder and President Elliot Richardson’s full article in the Daily Herald Business Ledger. click here for the full article Categories Action Calls Advocacy Events Information Member Benefits Member Relations Premier Advocates SBAC News Uncategorized Archives Archives Select Month August 2021 July 2021 June 2021…

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Big Win for Chicago Home Based Businesses Big Win for Chicago Home Based Businesses “This is a crucial time to support entrepreneurs with the dream of launching and growing their businesses in Chicago. This ordinance will unleash Chicagoans looking to build a business that will support local communities,” said SBAC co-founder and President Elliot Richardson.…

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The SBAC is Fighting to Help the Small Business Community Recover from the Pandemic and Thrive ADVOCACY The SBAC is fighting to help the small business community recover from the pandemic and thrive.  Learn about our legislative agenda here:   SBAC – Legislative Agenda Categories Action Calls Advocacy Events Information Member Benefits Member Relations Premier…

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ACTION CALL: Big Legislation for Small Businesses Big Legislation for Small Businesses President Biden has signed The American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319) into law.  Accordingly, the State of Illinois is expected to receive over 7.5 billion in funds to foster recovery from the pandemic. A robust coalition of small business advocates are urging lawmakers…

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PPP Deadline Extended To May 31st President Biden Signs PPP Extention Act Attention Small Business Owners: President Biden just signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 which extends the Paycheck Protection Program an additional two months until May 31st. The Act also provides an additional 30-days for the SBA to process pending applications. Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman,…

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PRESS RELEASE: BIG Legislation for Small Businesses BIG LEGISLATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES March 25, 2021  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Elliot Richardson // 847-380-4900 // Elliot@sbacil.org Illinois small businesses are fighting to recover from the pandemic.  However, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity reports that out of the 40,000 businesses that applied for a Business…

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