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TNB Partner Highlight: SBAC (Small Business Advocacy Council)

History
The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) was established in 2010 and currently represents nearly 900 businesses in the Chicagoland area. The SBAC is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization.

Mission Statement
The SBAC is a non-partisan, member driven organization that promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, support services and educational programs.

What We Believe

  • We believe that the success of small business is a critical component of the nation’s economic well being.
  • We believe that in order to ensure a fair and level playing field, small business must have a powerful and united advocacy voice at the local, state and federal level.
  • We believe that through cooperative networking, idea sharing and education, small business can flourish.

Top Five Reasons to Join the SBAC

1. Create valuable connections and professional relationships
morning, noon and night

With seven chapters including Chicago, there are nearly 60 networking events each month throughout the Chicagoland area including breakfasts, lunches and cocktail hours. The SBAC also supports a dynamic culture where members support one another through shared wisdom, connections and referrals.

2. Make your voice heard on the issues that impact your business
The SBAC has established itself as a strong and effective voice for small business, successfully obtaining authorization to establish a healthcare cooperative in Illinois and championing a law that sets a goal for 10% of all state procurement contracts to be issued to small businesses. As a member of the SBAC, you’ll join the collective voice of tens of thousands of advocates across our coalition to fight for legislation and regulations that support small business.

3. Reduce overhead through cost-savings programs
The SBAC can help reduce your overhead costs with the Office Depot member discount program and the more than 60 strategic partners offering reduced rates on products and services every business needs to thrive.

4. Find financing and equity options
In addition to offering a business credit card with consumer protections, you’ll find lending resources including professional advice, pitch sessions and a variety of options to access capital.

5. Expand your knowledge and grow your business
The SBAC offers numerous educational events, with a range of topics from networking skills to marketing to business financing. Learn everything you need from the experts to successfully run your business.

Please go to the SBAC member application page to join us today!

If you are a small business and are interested in alining yourself with an organizations whose purpose is to work entirely on your behalf to improve the political, and economic eco system you operate in, then contact us and we are happy to answer any questions you may have, and become a member of the SBAC.

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