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.
Empower's Resource Page
Over the past two months, SBAC Empower has hosted a series of workshops both with the Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Roseland Chamber of Commerce. The recordings of these - as well as other useful resources - are hosed on our aptly named Resource Portal.
SBAC Empower Sponsor - GROUPON!
SBAC Empower is pleased to continue our partnership with Groupon on our workshops 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!
Small Business Grants for Minority Owned Businesses
It’s tough to run a small business. We know that funding is always top of mind at all times. In an effort to keep our…Read More
Welcome Our New BOD Member!
Welcome Sherry Jursa! We’re happy to welcome Sherry Jursa from PNC‘s Business Banking wing to the Empower Board. Sherry holds an MBA from Northern Illinois…Read More
SBAC Empower’s 2023 Impact Report
Our Impact (Report) SBAC Empower had an incredible year in 2022. We are proud to report our impact in the SBAC Empower 2023 Impact Report.…Read More
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.