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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!

 

Small Business Grants and Incentives

Small Businesses, be sure to check out the grants and tax incentives we have listed on our blog!

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.

Our Blogs

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: City Leaders Announce 15,000 Jobs for Teens and Young Adults

By jake@sbacil.org | April 13, 2022

New summer opportunities available for Chicago’s teens and young adults. Jobs, volunteer opportunities and arts programs will be available at Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park…

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General Assembly Passes Occupational Licensing Reform!

By diego@sbacil.org | April 8, 2022

General Assembly Passes Occupational Licensing Reform Occupational licenses can create unnecessary barriers for Illinois residents looking to start new jobs. Occupational licenses can also create…

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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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