Member Spotlight: Michele Rubin, SBAC Empower

Executive Director of SBAC Empower, Michele Rubin, is passionate about helping people fulfill their dreams.

With Michele’s experience in small business, education and nonprofits, she has the unique combination of skills to make SBAC Empower a success.

SBAC Empower is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on providing the education and support aspiring entrepreneurs need to start a small business. It was formed to further the SBAC’s mission and help people in career transitions successfully pursue their dream of owning a small business.

Michele has been a strong supporter of the SBAC since its inception. Growing up in a family that owned a small business, Michele is familiar with the challenges and rewards that come with owning a business.

She began her career as a middle school teacher in Chicago Public Schools in Humboldt Park, and then in Waukegan. After leaving teaching to raise her children, she became an active volunteer. Michele was immersed in the non-profit world through volunteer administrator roles. She also earned a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from University of Illinois-Chicago.

Michele is thrilled and honored to kick-start SBAC Empower. “While I am excited for our Chicago Entrepreneur Expo, I am most looking forward to our seminar series.” If you are interested in learning more about the Empowering Small Business Seminar Series, please click here.

SBAC Empower’s Chicago Entrepreneur Expo is taking place on April 18 at DePaul University Center. It is the perfect event for those in a career transition considering starting their own business or those looking to expand their current micro-business. For more information and to register, please click here.

Michele believes in supporting other entrepreneurs through rough times. “Believe in what you’re doing and persevere through the bumps in the road,” she says.

To learn more about SBAC Empower, you can visit their website here.



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