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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.

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!

 

2022 Chicago Job Creators Grant Application Is Open!

If you are located in the state of Illinois and have a current staff of 2-20 employees with the ability to add 1-2+ net new premium wage jobs in the next 12 months - check out the grant application. Must identify as one of the following: Latinx, Black, Asian, Women, LGBTQIA+, Military Veteran, or located in a Low to Moderate Income area. Deadline is Feb 4th!

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.

SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICTS

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 17, 2022

SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICTS BY REDUCING COMMERCIAL VACANCIES Struggling neighborhood business districts are often plagued by vacant properties. These commercial vacancies impact local economies, foster…

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SBAC Business Buzz – January 2022

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 17, 2022

SBAC Business Buzz – January 2022 Welcome to the inaugural episode of our new video series, SBAC Business Buzz, featuring Elliot Richardson’s update on SBAC…

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Press Release: Illinois Legislative Leaders Support a Small Business Agenda

By mrevis@sbacil.org | January 15, 2022

JANUARY 18, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Patti Zikmund // 773-459-3301 // patti@sbacil.org The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC), and a coalition of 50…

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