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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.

What to Ask Before You Open Your Doors

SBAC Empower partners with Logan Square Chamber of Commerce to present a Q&A session on Zoning, Real Estate and Funding aimed at small business owners looking to open a new business in the city of Chicago.

Welcome to the Board!

Please join SBAC Empower in welcoming Bill Maloney to our wonderful Board of Directors!

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 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.

Daily Herald Business Ledger Articles with SBAC President Elliot Richardson

By sara@sbacil.org | May 2, 2022

Check out all of SBAC President Elliot Richardson’s Daily Herald Business Ledger articles below 2022 2021 2020 2022 May 1, 2022 Engaging politicians during election…

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SBAC Empower Presents: What to Ask Before Opening Your Doors

By patti@sbacil.org | April 26, 2022

What to Ask Before You Open Your Door SBAC Empower partners with Logan Square Chamber of Commerce to present a Q&A session on Zoning, Real…

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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Outdoor Dining Along Glenwood Avenue in Rogers Park Kicks Off Friday As Part Of Chicago Alfresco Program

By jake@sbacil.org | April 22, 2022

“The program could be renewed for up to three if this run is successful,” Hadden wrote. Dining in the streets returns Friday to Rogers Park…

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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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