Illinois Small Business Owner Highlight

Nicole Jordan

As the owner of a catering company, Nicole Jordan has seen an extreme decline in contracts and income since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately for this Illinois-based small business owner, as a former banker she is well connected to the financial resources in her community.

Illinois Events

viernes, diciembre 10, 2021 | 1:00pm ET

Join Small Business Majority for our monthly briefing on the status of national policies that could impact small businesses.

Webinar | National
viernes, diciembre 10, 2021 | 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

Join Made to Save, Health Action Alliance and Small Business Majority for a Quick Start Briefing for employers, HR professionals and business leaders.

Webinar | National
martes, diciembre 14, 2021 | 3:00pm ET

Many small businesses are still seeking capital on their road to recovery, particularly as recent changes have limited their access to government funding for programs like the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.

Webinar | National

Illinois Policy

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Illinois Research

Tue, 08/13/2019
Open for business

Policymakers at all levels, from town councils to the halls of Capitol Hill, emphasize the challenges of small businesses as a key talking point during political debates. But new opinion polling in four states—Illinois, Missouri, Virginia and Wisconsin—reveals small businesses feel their government officials don’t actually understand their challenges, and they support a wide array of policies to address their needs, some of which might come as a surprise to their elected officials.

Mon, 07/01/2019

This Chicago-based research explores issues related to small business workforce development, particularly for business owners of color located in low- and moderate-income communities. Small Business Majority interviewed and convened local small business owners and business service organizations for roundtable discussions during a six-month research project to learn about key challenges in hiring and managing employees. Overall, the research indicates that small business owners have limited capacity and resources to improve workforce management.

Tue, 11/18/2014

The economy is improving, but Illinois small business owners and their employees are facing another financial hurdle: retirement security. The U.S. currently suffers from a retirement savings gap of more than $6 trillion, and more than 38 million households do not have any retirement savings at all. Illinois small business owners and their workers are no exception.