SBAC Press Kit

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Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) provides support for small- to mid-sized businesses Advocacy, Affinity, and Networking Assistance for Members

press-kit-photo2Chicago, IL (September 8, 2011) – As owners of small businesses try to navigate the  precarious nature of the economic landscape, it seems as though they face an uphill battle. Acquiring proper funding can be difficult. Dealing with inequitable tax laws can be frustrating. Feeling isolated as an entrepreneur can be overwhelming.

Elliot Richardson, an attorney since 1998, became frustrated with this uphill battle manyowners of small- to mid-sized businesses were experiencing. He felt that they had no voice, no representation in regard to lawmaking. As an owner of a small law firm himself, Richardson wanted to be a part of the solution. Equipped with his background ranging from civil rights to commercial litigation, he chose to launch an organization that would provide support for these owners in every area necessary. The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) was born out of a desire to provide small- to mid-market businesses every opportunity to succeed.

The SBAC touts itself as a “full-service” advocacy organization and supports its members in three distinct ways. It offers members a voice in the arena of lawmaking and policy. The SBAC provides an affinity program, which gives members an array of discounts and rebates to help lower the costs of operating a business. The SBAC also connects owners of small- to mid-sized businesses with other members in order to generate mutually beneficial strategic partnerships.

The SBAC currently has over 300 members, and has been experiencing steady growth, bringing in around 40 new members each month. The SBAC is dedicated to improving economic conditions for small- to mid-sized businesses.

About Small Business Council The SBAC is a non-partisan small business advocacy not-for-profit organization that promotes the issues relevant to small business owners.

Media Contact
Jackie Camacho-Ruiz
JJR Marketing

Interview Contact
Elliot Richardson
(847) 990-7909

Company Profile

Small Business Advocacy Council
20 S. Clark, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60603
847.990.7909 (p)
847.441.4185 (f)

Elliot Richardson, President
Blanca Campos, Vice President
Staff Bios

The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) was established to give small business owners, their employees and those with whom they conduct business with a voice in local, state and federal politics. The SBAC is a non-partisan 501 (c) (6) not-for-profit political organization, whose goal is to advance the causes important to small businesses.

Small Business Contracts Act (HB 3186)
Small Business Loan Reporting (HB 3469)
Health Benefit Purchasing Coop for Small Businesses (HB 3236)

– To bring small business owners, their employees and hard-working Americans together for the purpose of forming a powerful and cohesive advocacy group

– To promote and support leaders that prioritize the needs of council’s members and understand the urgency of the issues facing small business owners, their employees and folks struggling in the currently difficult economic climate

– To support legislation and governmental action favorable to small business owners, their employees and those with whom we do business

– To support members through referrals and by providing the public with incentives for doing business with their local members. This will keep money and jobs in our local communities

– Networking
– Advertising
– Promotional opportunities

– Office sharing listings
– Savings from SBAC Partners
– SBAC Strategic Partnerships
– Networking Events
– Office Depot program
– Office Sharing Program
– Long-Term Care Insurance
– On-line Educational Forums
– Multi-Employer 401(k) Plans
– Opportunities forum
– Targeted Business Connections
– Membership Directory