Illinois Small Business Owner Highlight

Sue McDonald is the owner of MP Global Corporation, a full service meeting management company in Niles, Illinois that helps clients execute an event from start to finish. MP Global opened its doors in 2001 and Sue’s husband followed her lead soon after, starting his own business in 2006. However, since the U.S.

Illinois Events

Wed, 2 May 2018 | 2:00 pm

For entrepreneurs who are ready to start or expand a small business, accessing capital is essential. But falling victim to predatory lending practices can have long-term negative consequences.

Presentation | Chicago, IL
Tue, 8 May 2018 | 4:00 pm

While numerous attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act last year failed, other actions have modified the law in ways that will undermine affordable access and consumer protections that disproportionately impact women.

Roundtable | Chicago, IL

Illinois Research

Tue, 18 Nov 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.

Thu, 13 Nov 2014
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Scientific opinion poll finds small business owners are hiring, but those doing so are having a hard time finding candidates with the right background; they support programs such as apprentice and internships to identify and increase the number of qualified workers.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

Small Business Majority's scientific opinion polling shows small business owners often feel disadvantaged by large corporations and the electoral system overall. They believe our current campaign finance system puts large corporations at a competitive advantage and support significant reforms to level the playing field between small employers and large corporations.