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

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. Navigate Action Calls Advocacy CCRC Empower…

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Calling for IL Occupational Licensing Reform

Calling for IL Occupational Licensing Reform Occupational licenses should protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. Unfortunately, some occupational licenses are unnecessary and burdensome. They create unwarranted barriers for Illinois entrepreneurs and those interested in working in new professions. Needless occupational licenses also keep people from moving to Illinois. Needless occupational licenses, or…

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Laws You Should Know About

Laws You Should Know About Baking Good Legislation On August 27, Governor Pritzker signed into law the Home-to-Market Act.  The Home-to-Market Act allows producers of home-based food products to sell their goods directly to customers. This new law goes into effect on January 1, 2022. This will foster the growth of home-based entrepreneurs, known as…

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Conversation on Property Taxes with Commissioner Cabonargi

Conversation on Property Taxes with Commissioner Cabonargi Conversation on Property Taxes with Cook County’s 2nd District Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi The SBAC hosted Cook County’s 2nd District Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi and his Chief of Staff Roland Lara to discuss property assessments and tax appeals. It is important to remind small…

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Thank you to all Participants at the SBAC Golf Outing!

Thank you to all Participants at the SBAC Golf Outing! Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the SBAC on August 18th, 2021 at Cog Hill. We all had a great time.  Miss it? Or just want to relive some memories? Take a gander at our lovely Digital booklet highlighting our volunteers and…

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The Delta Variant and the Small Business Community

The Delta Variant and the Small Business Community Click HERE to read the entire article.  The small business community was increasingly optimistic this summer. The pandemic was waning, restrictions disappeared and customers were coming back in droves. Vaccinated individuals gathered without masks. While many businesses struggled to find qualified employees, their prospects for recovery looked…

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SBAC Advocacy Newsletter 8.13.21

SBAC Advocacy Newsletter 8.13.21 Dear Small Business Advocates, We understand that the Delta variant is causing increasing concern and uncertainty for the small business community.  Rest assured, we will continue fighting for policies that proactively address the challenges presented by the resurgence of the pandemic. Click on the link below to read more on our…

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How small businesses are being impacted by the rise in COVID-19 cases

How small businesses are being impacted by the rise in COVID-19 cases Elliot Richardson, co-founder and president of the Small Business Advocacy Council, joins Anna Davlantes to talk about how small businesses are being impacted by the Delta variant and COVID-19 cases rising around the country. Has there been enough support to keep our small businesses…

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IACCE Chamber Call with Senate President Harmon

IACCE Chamber Call with Senate President Harmon IACCE Chamber Call with Senate President Harmon The SBAC and Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives hosted Senate President Harmon, Senator Castro and Senator Sims for a broad discussion about how the small business community and Illinois Senate can work together. There has never been a more…

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What Small Business Needs to Make It Through

What Small Business Needs to Make It Through What small business needs to make it through An advocate has advice and a forecast for the sector as entrepreneurs navigate a pandemic that remains in flux. As posted in Crain’s Chicago Business This week Chicago Comes Back welcomes Elliot Richardson, co-founder and president of the Small…

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