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How small businesses are being impacted by the rise in COVID-19 cases Elliot Richardson, co-founder and president of the Small Business Advocacy Council, joins Anna Davlantes to talk about how small businesses are being impacted by the Delta variant and COVID-19 cases rising around the country. Has there been enough support to keep our small businesses…

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IACCE Chamber Call with Senate President Harmon IACCE Chamber Call with Senate President Harmon The SBAC and Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives hosted Senate President Harmon, Senator Castro and Senator Sims for a broad discussion about how the small business community and Illinois Senate can work together. There has never been a more…

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What Small Business Needs to Make It Through What small business needs to make it through An advocate has advice and a forecast for the sector as entrepreneurs navigate a pandemic that remains in flux. As posted in Crain’s Chicago Business This week Chicago Comes Back welcomes Elliot Richardson, co-founder and president of the Small…

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Big win for small businesses! SBAC Applauds Mayor Lightfoot and City Council For Providing Small Businesses a Big Win For Immediate Release July 21, 2021 SBAC Applauds Mayor Lightfoot and the Chicago City Council for Providing Small Businesses a Big Win Statement by Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) President Elliot Richardson: The SBAC and a…

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Your Ideas Can Have a Big Impact! The resurgence of Illinois’ economy will strongly correlate to the recovery of the small business community. Small business owners and advocates know what the small business community needs at this crucial time. Legislators are asking for input and recommendations. This is precisely the time for small business advocates…

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Small Business Advocacy Council Applauds Niles Township Job Skills Development Grant Program Small Business Advocacy Council Applauds Niles Township Job Skills Development Grant Program “It is uplifting to see Niles Township take a proactive approach to help their businesses and residents recover from the pandemic. This program is an excellent example of how local governments…

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The REST Act Supports Small Businesses! (H.R.3725) The REST Act Supports Small Businesses! (H.R.3725) The SBAC is strongly supporting legislation filed by Representative Newman designed to cut taxes on entrepreneurs and small businesses across the country. The Relief and Equity for Small Businesses through Tax (REST) Act adjusts Section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code…

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Elliot Richardson speaks with FOX 32 about #ChiBizStrong on June 19th. Elliot Richardson, SBAC President, speaks with FOX 32 about #ChiBizStrong and stopping politics from derailing important reforms for business. Watch the interview here:  https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/946212 Navigate Action Calls Advocacy Events Information Lawyers Corner Member Benefits Member Relations Premier Advocates SBAC News Small Business Package Uncategorized…

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Are Illinois politicians supporting small businesses? Illinois politicians have completed their spring legislative session. The Democrats, who hold a supermajority in both legislative chambers, proclaim their budget supports the small business community. That budget allocates $300 million for the Back to Business grant program, presumably to be awarded to small businesses struggling to recover from…

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Elliot Richardson’s interview with Lauren Cohn on “Connected to Chicago” The mayor wants to eliminate red tape for small businesses to help with reopening. Small Business Advisory Council President and Co-Founder Elliot Richardson joins Connected to Chicago” to discuss what can be done.   Listen to the interview at the 3:40 minute mark here Navigate…

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