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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.

What to Ask Before You Open Your Doors

SBAC Empower partners with Logan Square Chamber of Commerce to present a Q&A session on Zoning, Real Estate and Funding aimed at small business owners looking to open a new business in the city of Chicago.

Welcome to the Board!

Please join SBAC Empower in welcoming Bill Maloney to our wonderful Board of Directors!

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.

Cook County Assessor Candidate Forum

By jake@sbacil.org | June 22, 2022

SBAC Presents: Cook County Assessor Candidate Forum 2022  The SBAC and a robust number of business organizations held a candidate forum for Cook County Assessor. …

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Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Meet the Candidates Series

By diego@sbacil.org | June 20, 2022

The SBAC hosted a meet the candidate series for the republican candidates running for Illinois Governor.  You can listen to the discussions here! Mayor Richard…

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

By jake@sbacil.org | 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 jake@sbacil.org | 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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