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Networking Success: How to Convert Your Conversations Into Business Networking Success: How to Convert Your Conversations Into Clients, Connections, or Cash Thinking about learning proven powerful tips, tactics, and strategies that will position you as the dominant player in your market and create a more successful business? Check out this informative webinar from John Sedej…

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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 May 2021 April 2021 March 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 Supports Relief For Chicago Small Businesses Through Reimbursement of Liquor License Fees The SBAC supports a proposed Chicago ordinance which will reimburse small businesses a portion of the liquor license fees they paid because they could not use their license during pandemic related shutdowns.  This ordinance will help many local businesses recover from…

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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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Are You Prepared for a PPP Loan Audit? Are You Prepared for a PPP Loan Audit? Keeping records related to the PPP funding is two-pronged.  First, the organization had to submit the application and supporting records for the PPP application.  Second, records must be maintained to prove how those accepted funds were spent to sustain…

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Press Release – Chicago’s Cut Red Tape Agenda Chicago’s Cut Red Tape Agenda March 2, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elliot Richardson // 847-380-4900 // Elliot@sbacil.org Cutting unnecessary and burdensome red tape will help Chicago’s small and local businesses recover from the pandemic.  Much of this red tape should have been eliminated long ago.    The…

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Business Interruption Grant Program IL – Many small and local businesses were devastated by the pandemic but only 20% of applicants received Illinois Business Interruption Grants.  Watch coverage of SBAC President Elliot Richardson testifying before the Illinois Senate Commerce Commission about the need for an improved and more inclusive process in the future.   Watch…

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Summarization of EEOC Vaccine Guidelines December 16th – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has addressed the most common employer questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. As of now, there are currently no state or federal laws that prohibit employers from requiring vaccinations as a condition of employment, however, employees can refuse to get the vaccine…

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