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Welcome to Empower

SBAC Empower is a 501(c)(3) established as a community-oriented nonprofit organization with a focus on small businesses in under-funded neighborhoods throughout the Chicagoland area.

We provide resources, mentors, and an open ear to any who wish to be an entrepreneur.

Small Business Q&A sponsored by Groupon

We have 2 FREE workshops coming up to address your small business needs!  SBAC Empower, Groupon along with the Greater Englewood and Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce present an open Q&A session to answer your questions on starting a business.  Listen in, and our panelists will answer freely. Register TODAY!

SBAC Empower Sponsor - GROUPON!

SBAC Empower is pleased to partner with Groupon on our workshops focused on helping small businesses open brick-and-mortar establishments in underserved communities!  SBAC Empower/Groupon workshops include programming that pertains to navigating the process of zoning, licensing, and leasing space!

SBAC Mentoring Program

Are you interested in helping other people? Do you want to assist in the growth of a small business? Become a Mentor today!


The Mentorship Program

SBAC Empower's Mentorship Program is dedicated to helping Chicago's Small Businesses Grow.

If you wish to become a mentor or mentee, click the button below!

Small Business Resources

Our Resource Portal is curated to help small business owners find the articles, forms, or contacts to help them grow their business.

NRC Events This Week

By | July 25, 2022

We Are Coming to Your Neighborhood! The Neighborhood Revitalization Coalition will be at local events this week promoting our robust agenda to revitalize, empower, and…

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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Hyde Park Farmers Market Opens Sunday!

By | June 6, 2022

The Hyde Park Farmers Market will return to the parking lot behind the Hyde Park Bank Building, 1525 E. 53rd St., this Sunday, June 5.…

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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: 51st Corridor Development

By | May 20, 2022

Vacant land being transformed to a multi-purpose unit! A development duo on the South Side of Chicago is bringing more restaurants, retail and housing to…

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SBAC Empower Presents: What to Ask Before Opening Your Doors

By | May 5, 2022

What to Ask Before You Open Your Door SBAC Empower partners with Logan Square Chamber of Commerce to present a Q&A session on Zoning, Real…

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