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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.

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!

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 SBAC Empower Impact Report

As of writing - Late November 2022 - we have updated our impact report with the astounding effects we have had on the communities we've helped so far. The full report is available for download on our media kit.

SBAC Mentoring Program

By patti@sbacil.org | November 17, 2022

We are thrilled that one of our very own Mentees is the recipient of such an award! We are so proud of you Walter Mendenhall…

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New SBAC Empower Educational Webinars

By patti@sbacil.org | November 16, 2022

SBAC Empower strives to provide up to date resources to assist in your small business growth. We are proud to announce new Educational Webinars viewable…

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Apply for the Cook County Small Business Source Grow Grant Program!

By diego@sbacil.org | October 18, 2022

Apply for the Cook County Small Business Source Grow Grant Program! The SBAC advocates for the small business community in numerous ways, including by disseminating…

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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.

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