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

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

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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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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.

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Our Partners

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