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.
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
SBAC Mentoring Program
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…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.