SBAC Empower’s Chicago Entrepreneur Expo




SBAC Empower is a non-profit created to help individuals determine whether starting a small business is the right choice for them. They provide the education and support you need to start your own small business.

Affiliated with the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC), SBAC Empower is committed to advancing the SBAC’s initiatives.


Join SBAC Empower at their first annual Chicago Entrepreneur Expo for a great opportunity to meet new people and build your network. Connect with other potential small business owners, established businesses looking to broaden their connections, speakers and other Chicago area business professionals.


Depaul University Center
1 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone thinking of starting their own small business
  • Small business owners who want to grow their existing business

Breakout Speakers

  • Elliot Richardson – “How Entrepreneurs Can Navigate Illinois’ Political Landscape”

  • Phil Gafka – “Vision, Culture, People — the Three Foundational Elements of a Successful Company”

  • Scott Herbst – “The Physics of Management: Leveraging Three Laws of Behavior to Drive Performance and Upgrade Culture”

  • Carlos Pena & Howard Orloff – “Alternative Funding Panel”


SBAC Empower has invited a carefully culled group of organizations and companies that serve as resources to small businesses: the SBAC, Better Business Planning Inc., What A Great Website, Korey Richardson LLC, Human Elements and more.

Event Price

Registration fee is $20 per person. Includes light refreshments. Register here:

Discounted Parking

328 S Wabash Ave Parking

Tickets should be validated at the 1st floor security desk, 1 E Jackson Blvd.