We’re empowering local entrepreneurs to help transform their communities.

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1
Train

We take entrepreneurs through an intensive 12-week training program, called the Community Business Academy,  teaching effective business management.

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2
Coach

Unlike other programs that stop once classroom training is completed, Sunshine continues to support entrepreneurs through our Business Acceleration Services program. Participants develop more than a business plan, but rather a model for creating value for clients.

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3
Connect

Business is all about establishing quality relationships. Sunshine has a vast network of marketplace professionals and successful business owners that function as industry experts able to provide advice as well as opportunity through leveraging social capital.

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What will your business be?

We’re committed to restoring Chicago’s neighborhoods through equipping entrepreneurs for success. When you work with us, you’re joining with others who are growing their businesses to help build safer, brighter communities.

With the help of Sunshine, my business will...

Our Partners

Partners Worldwide Institute for Justice Chicago Innovation Exchange Kiva Zip South East Chicago Commission Rising Tide Capital Office of Civic Engagement Hope Works Greater Southwest Development Corporation