July 7, 2014 Talking Points

Why we fight

  • A recent national survey by Thumbtack and the Kauffman Foundation ranks Illinois last in Small Business Friendliness
  • The Small Business Survey took into account several factors that impact small business including ease of starting a business, regulations, tax code, and licensing.
  • Illinois received an F, along with Rhode Island and California. This is unacceptable.
  • The survey also found that small business owners aware of training programs were more likely to say their government was more small business friendly – check out www.sbaced.com to learn more about area small business educational and training opportunities
  • The SBAC is fighting to lower LLC fees and make the tax codes more fair for small business. Head over to our Advocacy section to learn more about our legislative initiatives to support small business and encourage economic growth

Reserve your foursome for our 5th Annual Golf Outing at Ravinia Green on August 4!

  • Join us on Monday, August 4th, at the beautiful Ravinia Green
    Country Club for a fun-filled day of golf, lunch and dinner reception!
  • Enjoy fabulous, complimentary food and drinks on the course
    and a chance to win great prizes for longest drive and closest to the
    pin, along with prizes for hole in one including $25,000 and a beautiful
    new Cadillac.
  • Not a golfer? Take advantage of our “Day at the Club” package where
    you can enjoy the swimming pool, tennis courts, and stay for cocktails
    and dinner. 
  • Click here for more details including sponsorship opportunities and ticket reservations – note we are limiting players to 144!

Take advantage of free office space as one of the benefits of SBAC membership

  • Did you know the SBAC’s Office Sharing program offers members access to free office space?
  • Thanks to SBAC members who donate their space, SBAC members can access
    offices and conference rooms for meetings and appointments across the
    Chicagoland area.
  • Contact Jake Zine at the SBAC (admin@sbacil.org) to take advantage of this free member benefit!
  • To learn more about available office space, head over to Member Benefits > Office Sharing on our web site