Illinois Small Business Owner Highlight

Maricar Tinio is an example of the quintessential entrepreneur. In addition to having over fifteen years of experience in the legal industry, she is a three-time cancer survivor who has started and co-owned several businesses. Her most recent venture is Mardavis Group, Inc., a legal recruiting firm in Chicago that she launched just last year. But unfortunately her new business may come to a standstill if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed.

Illinois Events

Sat, 4 Nov 2017
10:00 am

Small business owners, entrepreneurs, their employees and their families are invited to the West Suburban Small Business Community Health Forum to kick-off Illinois’ healthcare open enrollment period.

Event type: Healthcare, Immigration, Freelance Economy Enrollment Event
Location: Bridgeview, IL
Tue, 7 Nov 2017
6:30 pm

Women entrepreneurs continue to make strides and significantly contribute to our economy's vitality, as women-owned firms account for nearly 10 million of the nation’s small businesses.

Event type: Access to Capital, Women in Business Presentation
Location: 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
now hiring

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.