SBND Sponsorship, Partner and Associate Member Opportunities
Strategic Solutions Network, Inc. (SSN) is certified by Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) under the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities.
Accordingly, SSN is now qualified to compete for contracts set-aside exclusively for small businesses in the State of Illinois.
In 2011, SSN expanded its Professional Social Service Network through the creation of SSN Small Business and Nonprofit Development (SBND) Project.
The SBND Challenge
Successful and aspiring entrepreneurs are being challenged to answer the question, “What are the characteristics of successful business leaders in an economy that is failing to maintain its competitive edge?”
SBND believes it's their relentless drive to accomplish goals and tenacious ability to capitalize on opportunities missed by others.
In consideration of this belief, SBND recently created a platform of opportunities for established and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Through multiple marketing outlets, those who partner with SBND will increase their chances to open up new business markets and gain positive publicity for contributing to the economic turnaround in communities most affected by the recession.
More specifically, SBND is focused on driving the economy forward with the creation of more self-employment opportunities, and by increasing the number of new legal enterprises, jobs, and tax revenues in Chicago neighborhoods.
Small Businesses Impact on the Economy
Governor Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President of Cook County Board of Commissioners Toni Preckwinkle, and a host of others publically announced their support for SBND’s initiative. City of Chicago believes “that small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the glue that holds communities together.” Moreover, according to the United States Small Business Administration, there are currently 28 million small businesses in the United States and small businesses created 65 percent of net new jobs over the past two decades.
In an attempt to create self-employment and job opportunities, Strategic Solutions Network, Inc. (SSN) created the “SSN Small Business and Nonprofit Development (SBND) Group.”
SBND is a nonprofit initiative designed as a “self-help” project to provide hands-on strategic organization planning, education, training and financial support through fund development initiatives to start and grow small enterprises.
Those who are targeted to receive direct benefits from the project include unemployed, underemployed, low income populations, displaced workers, ex-offenders, start-up businesses, grassroots nonprofit organizations, and aspiring entrepreneurs.
For more information regarding SBND Sponsors, Partners and Members click the following link to visit our website: SBND Link
SAMPLE SBND SPONSOR and PARTNER BENEFITS PACKAGE
Sponsors and Partners work in collaboration with SBND and a host of others to help create direct economic outcomes in development of self-employment opportunities. The focus is on driving the economy forward by increasing the number of new legal enterprises, jobs, and tax revenue streams for committed entrepreneurs in communities most affected by the recession.
Sponsorship opportunities include Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Swag’s Gold. Select this category if you would like to gain access to one or more of the following monthly sponsor benefit options:
SAMPLE SBND MEMBER BENEFITS PACKAGE
Monthly SBND Membership Dues are $25.00 dollars. Select this category if you would like to gain access to the following SBND member benefits package:
Note: Premier SBND Members are also eligible to participate in finance development campaigns to support their small business or nonprofit organization. However, to qualify for this benefit, candidates must pass a pre-screening interview. Phone 773-793-9128 or email email@example.com to schedule a screening appointment.
How to Register as an SBND Sponsor, Partner or Member
SBND encourages community enterprises, entrepreneurs and corporate business owners to “reinvest in the community that invests in you" by partnering with SBND in this groundbreaking initiative.
To register as a SBND sponsor, partner or member, click the SBND Registration Link, complete the application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-793-9128 for more information.
SBND Professional Social Service Network Members include the following.
SBND Founding & Active Members
Derby Arrmstead, Kissimni Corporation
Ella Armstead, Kissimni Corporation
Leslie Barnes, Aspiring Entrepreneur
Spencer Bibbs, SPD Digital
Herb Calahan, Cool Herb Smack Down Catering
Aaron S. Caldwell, Super Fuel
Laurel Taylor-Dudley, Chicago Area Project
"KC" Cha Cha Echols, Global Brand Partnerships
Shirley Frierson, Advocates for Veterans & Supportive Housing
Ruby Gray, Aspiring Entrepreneur
Olawale Idreez, Africa-US Today
Mary Kaminski, Training Assistant
Nita Marchant, Strategic Solutions Network, Inc.
Virgil Mathis, Veterans Services
Jill McClendon, Step to Enrichment, Inc.
Latasha Parks, Aquatic 4 Life, LLC
Roselyn Shine, Shine on Me Development, Inc.
John E. Smith Jr., John E. Smith Jr. Photography
Peace & Harmony Solutions, Inc.
Lav H. Thomas, Evolv Health, LLC
Ramona Turner, Turner Enterprises
Melody Walson, M.W.O G. Outreach, Inc.
Charlise Williams, C. Williams & Associates Group-Chicago, Inc.
Gerald Young, TraDigital Communication
SBND Honorary Board and Advisory Council Members
Marla L. Blanton, Khem Davis,Gwendolyn Griffin-Harmon, Mary Kaminski, Victor Korzen, Edmon Lighthall, Nita E. Marchant, Virgil Mathis, Dante L. Mosely, Yvonne Orr, John Porter, William T. Rogers, Annie Russell
Note: Premier SBND Members are also eligible to participate in finance development campaigns to support your small business or nonprofit organization.
However, to qualify for this benefit, candidates must pass a pre-screening interview. Phone 773-793-9128 or email email@example.com to schedule a screening appointment.
Sponsors & Partners
Elected Official Support Leters
Partners & Sponsors
Amata Service Office Solutions
Audubon Chicago Region, Wild Indigo Nature Explorations
Awake with Pearl Coffee Café
Chicago State University’s
Small Business Development Center
Chicagoland Chamber ofCommerce
Citi Community Development
Fifth Third Bank-Hyde Park Financial Center
Genesys Unique Kreations
Harry S. Truman College,
Continuing Education Department
Hyde Park Bank
Illinois Department of Commerce
& Economic Opportunity
Information Now Digital Media Group
Office of Illinois State Treasurer
Peace & Harmony Solutions, Inc.
Presbytery of Chicago’s
Committee on the Self-Development of People
Sam's Gourmet Lasagna
South-Southwest Suburban United Way
South Street Journal and Black
Wall Street, Chicago District
University of Chicago’s IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship
Urban Match Incorporated
U.S. Small Business Administration
West Point Missionary Baptist Church
WSNR.US Internet Radio
If you are interested in adding your name to our list of professional social service providers, sponsors, or supporters, go to our Contact Us page, and fill out the contact information form or call 773-793-9128.
For more information on how to become a sponsor, supporter or member call Nita Marchant at 773-793-9128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you.