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Illinoisans Should Be Celebrating But Are Instead Mourning

On a day when Illinoisans should be celebrating with joy, festivities, and excitement the state’s 202nd birthday as part of the Union, Illinoisans are rather mourning the loss of many small businesses. Since the start of COVID-19, Illinois has lost over 11,200 small...

Happy Thanksgiving! What Are You Thankful For?

On this week's agenda, rather than looking at what we are going to do, I want to encourage you to take a few minutes to think about what you have done over the last 1, 3, 5, 10, and 20 years. Where was your business just a few years ago? As you dwell on this, think...

Thank You!

Because of your contributions, The McGraw Council has provided resources to over 200 small businesses in merely a few months! Because of you this is more than possible… it is reality! We have donated resources to small business owners across the country and we truly...

A National Lockdown for Small Businesses; Not a Good Idea

It’s one thing to enforce a lockdown for a geographic region – although I strongly disagree with it, I can see the rationale behind it. Enforcing a national lockdown, however, is absolutely unacceptable and should not even be considered for a host of reasons, yet this...

No More Shutdowns, No More Curfews

After everything small businesses have suffered this year, after everything they have been forced to endure, New York is imposing more restrictions, this time to the tune of curfews but it does not end there… it even extends to people congregating within a building...

Opportunity Alert for Small Businesses

We just finished a Facebook Live video with Chad Tongco of Primaris Market Development and I feel compelled to share the discussion points with you right away. In the video, Chad discusses a study done my McKinsey and they found that 75% of consumers are no longer...