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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.

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!

Our Blogs

Stats for Small Businesses

By growthzone | August 1, 2023

IL Small Businesses, Did you Know…. Did you know that according to the Illinois Small Business Association, a bit over 98% of the businesses within…

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Governor Pritzker Signs HB 2296 into Law

By growthzone | June 29, 2023

Governor Pritzker Signs HB 2296 into Law! Small businesses have been crushed by the escalating costs of health insurance.  The SBAC championed legislation focused on…

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Reduce Recidivism and Grow the Workforce

By growthzone | May 16, 2023

HB 3418 FACT SHEET Read H.B. 3418 Labor shortage requires unconventional hiring… Expand JPMorgan says labor shortage requires unconventional hiring, including people with criminal records…

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