SBAC News

Overcoming Fear of Rejection: How to Break Barriers and Achieve Success

No one wants to fail, but are you letting that impact how you run your business? Join the SBAC Women in Business Group on February 6th for a great opportunity to network and learn. This luncheon will feature a presentation titled, “Overcoming Fear of Rejection: How to Break Barriers and Achieve Success.” 11:30 am – … more

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SBAC Hosting Chicago Mayoral Forum on Small Business Issues

The Small Business Advocacy Council, along with a robust coalition of Chambers of Commerce and business associations, is hosting the Chicago Small Business Mayoral Candidate Forum to hear from the candidates for Mayor on how they intend to empower small businesses across the city of Chicago. The forum will be an exclusive opportunity for business … more

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SBAC Expands Footprint in Central Illinois

Last month, SBAC Founder & President, Elliot Richardson was the keynote at the Economic Vision Luncheon hosted by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. After great presentation to a full room, Elliot, was interviewed by WGLT Radio in Bloomington-Normal, and spoke about fair maps, workers’ compensation, pension reform and engaging with the incoming Pritzker Administration. You … more

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Ready to Jumpstart Your 2019?

The start of the new year is a great time to plug into a new community and network with other high caliber professionals. In addition to all the advocacy and professional development work we do, the SBAC connects entrepreneurs with other members in order to foster relationships within the community and generate mutually beneficial strategic … more

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Is Your Company One of the Best Places to Work in IL?

Are you looking to raise the profile of your business? Or perhaps get a better sense of where you stand with your employees? If so, the Best Places to Work program may be an option for you and your team. The Best Places to Work in Illinois is a survey and awards program dedicated to … more

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Three Accounting Tweaks That Could Help Your Small Business Before Year’s End

THREE ACCOUNTING TWEAKS THAT COULD HELP YOUR SMALL BUSINESS BEFORE YEAR’S END Contributed by: Supporting Strategies Like all good business owners, you started the year with a solid plan. But is your plan still as solid as you thought it was, or are there areas that could use shoring up? Here are three revisions to … more

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SBAC named to Governor-Elect Pritzker’s Transition Team

The Small Business Advocacy Council is excited to announce it will be represented by SBAC President and Co-Founder, Elliot Richardson, on Governor-Elect Pritzker’s Job Creation and Economic Opportunity Transition Committee! For full details, please see our full press release below.

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Important UI Update from the IL Department of Employment Security

On November 30, 2018 The Illinois Department Of Employment Security, (IDES) mailed the 2019  Rate Determination.  Check the Rate Determination as soon as it is received, as the employer has until December 17, 2018 to protest if the rate is incorrect.  The 2019 minimum and maximum rates were reduced from the 2018 rates. 2019 Minimum … more

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SBAC 2018 Roundup Interview on Mighty House Radio

ICYMI – SBAC President and Founder, Elliot Richardson, was on the Mighty House Radio Show on 1590AM WCGO. The program is hosted by longtime SBAC Member, Ron Cowgilll with D/R Services Unlimited, Inc.. The discussion focused on SBAC advocacy victories in 2018 and a forecast of what to expect in 2019. You can list to … more

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Politicians Should Pass Legislation to Empower Small Businesses and College Graduates

The SBAC strongly supports bipartisan legislation that will empower small businesses to compete for top talent and address the student debt crisis. This is exactly the type of work politicians should be focused on in DC. According to the personal finance website, Make Lemonade, over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt is owed by more than … more

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