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Chicago businesses are feeling the effects of supply-chain slowdowns

Supply chain issues are a tremendous concern for the small business community especially as the holiday season approaches. “Small businesses are just having a tremendously difficult time getting the supplies that they need to run their business, and, of course, this is even more concerning with the holiday season approaching,” said Elliot Richardson, president of…

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DHBL w/Elliot Richardson November 8, 2021

DHBL w/Elliot Richardson November 8, 2021 SBAC President Elliot Richardson urges policymakers to adopt an economic strategy focused on local businesses and communities in his Daily Herald Business Ledger Column. READ HERE Navigate Action Calls Advocacy CCRC Events Information Lawyers Corner Member Benefits Member Relations Premier Advocates SBAC News Small Business Package Uncategorized Archives Archives…

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SBAC Action Call: Time For Policymakers To Deliver a Small Business Package

SBAC Action Call: Time For Policymakers To Deliver a Small Business Package SBAC Action Call: Time For Policymakers To Deliver a Small Business Package Many small and local businesses closed during the pandemic while others continue fighting to keep their doors open. The small business community has galvanized around a package of policy proposals. These…

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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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The SBAC Small Business Package

The SBAC Small Business Package THE SMALL BUSINESS PACKAGE Many small and local businesses have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois unemployment rate remains high. Illinois politicians can partner with the small business community to enact policies that will help small businesses through this pandemic, reduce unemployment in our state, grow the Illinois…

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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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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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Are Illinois politicians supporting small businesses?

Are Illinois politicians supporting small businesses? Illinois politicians have completed their spring legislative session. The Democrats, who hold a supermajority in both legislative chambers, proclaim their budget supports the small business community. That budget allocates $300 million for the Back to Business grant program, presumably to be awarded to small businesses struggling to recover from…

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SBAC Action Call – Urge Chicago Aldermen to Cut Unnecessary Red Tape

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 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. Navigate Action Calls Advocacy CCRC Events Information Lawyers Corner Member Benefits Member Relations Premier Advocates SBAC News Small Business Package Uncategorized Archives Archives Select Month November 2021…

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