New Lender Emerges For Franchisees

Lending to franchisees plunged 36% in 2009. According to the franchise research firm FRANdata, lending to franchisees fell from $11.7 million in 2008 to $7.5 in 2009. This impacts the small business owners that operate franchises and our entire economy. It looks like there is a bank that is willing to invest in small business … more


The Employment Law Toolkit

The Employment Law Toolkit, authored by Council Member E. Jason Tremblay of Arnstein & Lehr LLP, is a comprehensive resource highlighting the significant employment and labor issues facing Illinois employers in today’s business environment. It focuses on providing practical and cost-effective suggestions on how to avoid employment and labor-related liability and comply with many state … more


Possible Ramifications of Citizens United

The SBAC’s blog would like to highlight an insightful article on campaign financing and the potential ramifications Citizens United may have on our political system. Small business owners are busy working and do not have large sums of money to spend attempting to influence politicians. The loosening of campaign finance restrictions makes it that much … more


Bank Failures Threaten Small-Business Lending

By DARRELL A. HUGHES â€¢ From Wall Street Journal Online The U.S. Treasury Department is concerned the steady pace of bank failures could keep many small businesses from gaining access to new credit as the economy rebounds and companies seek to expand. Assistant Treasury Secretary Alan Krueger said small and medium bank failures are disrupting long-standing business … more


Ron Cowgill Interview

Small Business Advocacy Council board member Ron Cowgill will be interviewing council member Corey Stern this Sunday. The interview will air on the Mighty House Radio show after the 10:40 AM break on 92.5, 92.7, 99.9 and 820 AM. Mr. Stern, an attorney, will be providing insight to homeowners on contract issues. Please tune in.


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