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Chicago and Public Way Use Permits

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting small and local Chicago businesses. This is the time to eliminate the need for Chicago’s full City Council to approve public way use permits. Businesses should not have to wait for City Council to approve a simple sign permit. View our plan here.

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SBAC Partners with Resolute Strategic Services

SBAC has partnered with Resolute Strategic Services (RSS), a risk-analysis and cybersecurity advisory firm under the elite stewardship of Ron Moultrie, former National Security Agency’s (NSA) Director of Operations. The RSS team of trusted advisors offers real-world experience to the C-suite and boards in business, non-profit and public sector who need a strategic, holistic approach … more

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Premier Advocate Spotlight: TeamMerchant

The SBAC is proud to be a member-driven organization. In honor of our Premier Advocate Members, we have added a unique benefit to spotlight each and every one of them. Today – the SBAC Premier Advocate Spotlight commences with SBAC Affinity partner and Premier Advocate ~ TeamMerchant! TeamMerchant can help reduce your fees, educate on PCI … more

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SBAC Action Alert: Support Struggling Small Businesses and Prevent Foreclosures

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on the small business community. Many small businesses are struggling to pay their rent and employees. Small commercial property owners cannot cover their mortgage payments when their small business tenants cannot pay rent. The small business community needs swift action from Congress to prevent foreclosures and more small businesses … more

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Join the SBAC at No Cost

The small business community has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Local communities are struggling and we have heard too many stories about small businesses on the verge of closing. In response to this situation, the SBAC is offering every small business owner, professional, entrepreneur and advocate a free SBAC Advocate Membership. Our advocate members … more

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DHBJ Commentary: Small business community looks for leadership and action

The pandemic has devastated the small business community. SBAC Co-Founder Elliot Richardson writes about how the small business community is looking for action and leadership during these challenging times. Read his article in the Daily Herald Business Ledger: https://www.dhbusinessledger.com/business/20200714/commentary-small-business-community-looks-for-leadership-and-action

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SOMERCOR – Small Business Financial Forecasting in the New Normal

Small Business Financial Forecasting in the New Normal As communities lift COVID-19 restrictions and we begin to revive our economy, small businesses must have plans to navigate an uncertain marketplace. Stabilizing cash flow is paramount. Moreover, this is a good time to review your company’s indebtedness and consider refinance opportunities to take advantage of low interest … more

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Pritzer Announces Investment of $6.4million in 7 new SBDCs

The small business community is struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  On July 1st, the Pritzker Administration announced that the State of Illinois and the Small Business Association will be investing $6.4 million in seven (7) new Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).  This funding will be supplemented with $5.1 million from partner organizations. Local … more

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Team Merchant

Do you know what is happening in the world of credit card processing? Affinity partner and Premier Advocates Team Merchant have got your back to help reduce your fees, educate on PCI compliance, and provide the perfect fit for merchant services to your business – schedule a time to chat below, and make sure you … more

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SBAC’s 1st Virtual Lawyers TownHall RECORDING

Special thanks from the SBAC to our Sponsor, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, and Partner Jason Tremblay for being a panelist on our 1st Virtual Lawyers Town Hall. Topics discussed included Employment Law, Bankruptcy, and Biometrics. Make sure to watch the recording here if you missed it. Jason Tremblay, Saul Ewing Arnstein and Lehr Current … more

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