WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 10-QSB

(Mark One)
       ACT OF 1934
                 For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2001

         For the transition period from ____________ to ____________

         Commission file number _________________________________

                                    SHC CORP.
        (Exact name of small business issuer as specified in its charter)

                ILLINOIS                                 36-3971950
                --------                                 ----------
   (State or other jurisdiction of                       (IRS Employer
    incorporation or organization)                     Identification No.)

           40 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 450, Northbrook, Illinois 60062
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

                                 (847) 836-6685
                           (Issuer's telephone number)

              (Former name, former address and former fiscal year,
                         if changed since last report)


Check whether the registrant filed all documents and reports required to be
filed by Section 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the distribution of
securities under a plan confirmed by a court. Yes [ ] No [ ]


State the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common
equity, as of the latest practicable date.

           CLASS                                    OUTSTANDING AT MAY 11, 2001
           -----                                    ---------------------------
 Common Stock, Par Value $0.001                           109,250,577 Shares


                         PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.   Financial Statements

                                    SHC CORP.
                      MARCH 31, 2001 AND DECEMBER 31, 2000

                                   ASSETS                             MARCH 31,     DECEMBER 31,
                                                                        2001           2000
                                                                      ---------     ------------
     Cash                                                           $     1,425    $   102,547
     Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful
        accounts of $240,000 and $175,000 respectively                  474,771        675,722
     Notes receivable                                                     4,196          4,196
     Prepaid expenses                                                    26,468         37,816
                                                                    -----------    -----------
              TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS                                      506,860        820,281

     Property and equipment                                             403,350        419,073
     Less: accumulated depreciation                                    (227,302)      (223,246)
                                                                    -----------    -----------
              NET FIXED ASSETS                                          259,194        195,827

     Security deposits and other assets                                  37,861         37,861
                                                                    -----------    -----------

TOTAL ASSETS                                                        $   720,769    $ 1,053,969
                                                                    -----------    -----------

     Accounts payable and accrued liabilities                       $ 1,377,684    $ 1,427,307
     Current portion of notes payable                                 2,325,096      2,269,109
                                                                    -----------    -----------
              TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES                               3,702,779      3,696,416

LONG-TERM PORTION OF NOTES PAYABLE                                      251,787        350,685
                                                                    -----------    -----------
              TOTAL LIABILITIES                                       3,954,566      4,047,101

     Preferred stock, par value $.001; 20,000,000 shares
       authorized; none issued                                             --             --
     Common stock, par value $.001; 250,000,000
       shares authorized; 107,255,225 and 97,032,287
       shares issued and outstanding, respectively                      107,255         97,032
     Additional paid-in capital                                       4,962,552      4,632,319
     Accumulated deficit                                             (8,303,605)    (7,722,483)
                                                                    -----------    -----------

              TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT                            (3,233,797)    (2,993,132)
                                                                    -----------    -----------

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT                         $   720,769    $ 1,053,969
                                                                    ===========    ===========

           See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated
                              financial statements.


                                    SHC CORP.

                                                                        FOR THE THREE MONTHS
                                                                            ENDED MARCH 31,
                                                                         2001             2000
                                                                        ------           ------
NET REVENUES                                                        $     523,742    $     751,601

COST OF STORE OPERATIONS                                                  343,719          617,902
                                                                    -------------    -------------

         GROSS PROFIT                                                     180,023          133,699

     Selling, general and administrative                                  636,407          678,420
     Provision for store closings                                          60,000          250,000
                                                                    -------------    -------------

         LOSS FROM OPERATIONS                                            (516,384)        (794,721)

     Interest expense                                                      64,737           46,660
                                                                    -------------    -------------

         NET LOSS                                                   $    (581,121)   $    (841,381)
                                                                    =============    =============

     PER COMMON SHARE                                               $       (0.01)   $       (0.01)
                                                                    =============    =============

     COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING                                        100,161,234       79,646,340
                                                                    =============    =============

           See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated
                             financial statements.


                                    SHC CORP.

                                                                        FOR THE THREE
                                                                        ENDED MARCH 31,
                                                                       2001        2000
                                                                    ---------    ---------
       Net loss                                                     $(581,121)   $(841,381)
       Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash
          used in operating activities:
              Depreciation and amortization                            22,054       33,332
              Provision for store closings                             60,000      250,000
              Shares issued for services and compensation                  80      114,996
              Change in operating assets and liabilities:
                    Accounts receivable                               200,951      134,763
                    Prepaid expenses                                   11,348       (9,458)
                    Accounts payable and accrued liabilities           61,205       69,274)
                                                                    ---------    ---------
              NET CASH FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES                     (225,483)    (341,700)
                                                                    ---------    ---------
       Purchases of property and equipment                             (7,728)     (18,646)
       Increase in security deposits and other assets                    --         (1,560)
                                                                    ---------    ---------
              NET CASH FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES                       (7,728)     (20,206)
                                                                    ---------    ---------

       Proceeds from equity transactions                                 --        553,455
       Proceeds from notes payable                                    150,000         --
       Principal payments of notes payable                            (17,911)     (37,045)
                                                                    ---------    ---------
              NET CASH FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES                      132,089      516,410
                                                                    ---------    ---------

                    NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH                  (101,122)     154,504

CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD                                             102,547       14,242
                                                                    ---------    ---------

CASH, END OF PERIOD                                                 $   1,425    $ 168,746
                                                                    =========    =========

       Interest paid                                                $   9,861    $  13,562
                                                                    =========    =========

       Payments of accrued expenses made by shareholder             $    --      $  71,039
                                                                    =========    =========
       Liabilities exchanged for equity                             $ 340,377    $ 128,566
                                                                    =========    =========
       Write-off of property and equipment of closed stores         $    --      $  65,109
                                                                    =========    =========
       Shares issued under subscription agreement and unpaid        $    --      $  40,000
                                                                    =========    =========

           See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated
                             financial statements.



The accompanying financial statements have been prepared by SHC Corp., or the
Company, and are unaudited. In the opinion of management, the accompanying
unaudited financial statements contain all necessary adjustments for fair
presentation, consisting of normal recurring adjustments except as disclosed

The accompanying unaudited financial statements have been condensed pursuant to
the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission; therefore,
certain information and disclosures generally included in financial statements
have been condensed or omitted. These financial statements should be read in
connection with the Company's annual financial statements included in the
Company's annual report on Form 10-KSB as of December 31, 2000. The financial
position and results of operations of the interim periods presented are not
necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ended December
31, 2001.

GOING CONCERN - The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been
prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern. The Company has
incurred $___ million of losses from operations since inception and is highly
reliant on obtaining continued financing to satisfy its liquidity requirements.
These factors raise substantial doubt about the ability of the Company to
continue as a going concern. Management has undertaken measures to reduce its
operating costs and has closed several unprofitable stores. Concurrently,
management is negotiating with third party lenders and equity investors in an
effort to obtain sufficient financing to meet its operating needs.

There can be no assurances that these cost reduction measures will be adequate
or that the additional financing, if any, will be sufficient to enable the
Company to continue as a going concern.

STORE CLOSINGS - As described in its annual Form 10-KSB report, the Company has
decided to suspend its expansion program due to a shortage of capital and has
elected to close certain store locations instead. Management has closed 4 stores
through May 11, 2001 and has contracts to sell 3 other stores. For these
closures, the Company has increased its reserve for closed stores by $60,000.
The Company will continue to monitor its store program as it seeks to raise more

EQUITY TRANSACTIONS - During the first three months ended March 31, 2001, the
Company issued approximately 10.2 million shares of common stock. The following
unaudited amounts indicate the purpose of the issuance, the approximate number
of shares issued, and the approximate amount of consideration received:
conversion of debt, 5.6 million shares for $175,000; and, payment to creditors
on amounts owed, 4.6 million shares for $165,000.

EARNINGS PER SHARE - The Company has a complex capital structure as defined
under SFAS No. 128. Consequently, the generation of earnings results in a dual
presentation of basic and diluted EPS. The Company had a loss for the first
three months of 2001 and 2000 and, accordingly, potential common stock
equivalents have been excluded from the weighted average share computations
because their inclusion would have been anti-dilutive.


Except as set forth below, the Company is not party to any material legal

In May 1998, the Company and certain of its officers entered into a settlement
agreement with a former president, CEO and director of the Company to settle all
claims and issues between the parties. The terms of the agreement provided for
certain payments to be made by or on behalf of the Company to the former
president, CEO and director in exchange for the delivery and release to an
escrow agent and voting trust of 12,632,568 shares of Company stock held by the
former president, CEO and director. A third party


ultimately delivered $650,000 representing the Company's obligation to the
escrow agent, and in exchange for such funds was assigned the Company's rights
in and to certain of the escrowed shares. In November 1999, the former
president, CEO and director filed a motion in the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Illinois, case number 98 C 1697, seeking to compel
distribution of the remaining escrowed shares and alleging that he may be
entitled to certain additional shares of the Company's stock based on alleged
anti-dilution provisions contained in the Settlement Agreement. In the fourth
quarter of 2000, the Company and the former president, CEO and director and the
Company entered into a subsequent settlement agreement that provides for: (i)
distribution of the shares which remained in escrow and (ii) the issuance of
approximately 1,300,000 shares of the Company's common stock in exchange for a
dismissal of the litigation and complete and mutual release of any and all
claims between the parties. The shares were issued in February 2001 and the case
has been dismissed.

In a related matter, during the second quarter of 2000, the Company negotiated a
settlement agreement with its prior counsel (and escrow agent under the
aforementioned settlement agreement) pursuant to which such prior counsel
resigned as escrow agent and returned 1,000,000 shares of the Company's stock to
the Company which had been previously issued to such counsel in exchange for a
execution of a mutual general release of claims and payment of $20,000 for fees
incurred in acting as escrow agent in the above matter.

The Company owns 80% of the outstanding capital stock of Payday. Prior to
January 1999, the remaining 20% was held by Argent Enterprises, Inc., an
Illinois corporation ("Argent"). Sonoma and Argent are parties to an agreement
restricting transfer of the Payday stock. Such agreement grants each party the
right of first refusal to purchase any stock of Payday before any such stock may
be transferred by a shareholder to any third party. In January 1999, Sonoma and
Payday received notice from a third party that such third party was a 20%
shareholder of Payday based on a transaction with Argent whereby it acquired
such interest. The Company and Payday are currently in the process of
investigating such purported transaction in order to determine whether such
third party is a shareholder of Payday and whether such purported transaction
violated the terms of the shareholders' agreement.

In May 1998, Payday entered into an agreement with a third party which allegedly
owned 20% of 1825 Corp., a former Payday subsidiary which owned and operated
several Payday stores. Pursuant to the agreement, such third party was to sell
and assign all of its 20% interest to Payday in consideration of certain
payments by Payday consisting of cash and stock of the Company. Part of the
consideration was delivered to and accepted by such third party and part of the
consideration was rejected. The parties were in dispute as to whether the
contract was breached and by whom. The third party commenced litigation in the
Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois, case number 99 L 596. On September 20,
2000, the third party and the Company entered into a settlement agreement
pursuant to which the third party released its claims in exchange for the
issuance of 450,000 shares of the Company's stock and the payment of an
aggregate of $125,000 on an installment basis plus its attorney fees of $6,000.
The agreement further provides that a default in payments will accelerate all
amounts due. In the second quarter of 2001, the Company received a letter from
the shareholder indicating that the Company had defaulted on the payments and
that $112,000, constituting all amounts then remaining under the settlement
agreement, were immediately due and payable. Subsequent to receipt of that
letter, the Company has made efforts to make payments to such shareholder and is
in the process of attempting to negotiate a resolution to this matter.

On November 4, 1998, an investor in the Company filed a lawsuit in the Circuit
Court of Kane County, Illinois, case number LKA 98 580, seeking $250,000 in
damages. The plaintiff asserts that he exercised a "put" option with respect to
1,000,000 shares owned by plaintiff, which would allegedly entitle him to "put"
such shares to the Company in exchange for $250,000. The plaintiff claimed that
the Company breached an agreement between the parties by failing to honor the
put and pay $250,000 to plaintiff and received a judgment to such effect in May
2000. The parties entered into a settlement agreement pursuant to which the
Company agreed to deliver to such party, in exchange for a release of all
claims, $100,000 and 1,500,000 shares of the Company's common stock. The Company
performed its obligations under the settlement agreement and the case has been

Payday was a defendant in a number of federal class action cases asserting
various violations of the Truth in Lending Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 1601, ET SEQ.
("TILA"), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), state consumer fraud
claims and unconscionability claims, Sandra Brown et al. v. Payday Check


Incorporated, et al., United States District Court Case No. 99 C 2074, 7th
Circuit Case No. 99-3110; Marguerite Mitchem v. Payday Check Advance, Inc. et
al., United States District Court Case No. 99 C 1869, 7th Circuit Case No.
99-3110; Earl Terry v. Payday Check Advance, Inc., et al., Case No. 99 C 2486;
Lizabeth Maccagno, et al. v. Payday Check Advance, LLC, et al., Case No. 99 C
2579; Latanda Allen, et al. v. Payday Check Advance, Inc. Case No. 99 C 7656.
The cases have all been dismissed or settled during the year 2000 for an
aggregate of $21,600.

Two of these cases, consolidated for appeal purposes, were dismissed by the
respective federal district court judges before whom they were pending. The
Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissals. The Plaintiffs
filed an appeal with the United States Supreme Court, which appeal was denied.

In April 1999, the Company entered into a settlement agreement with a judgment
creditor of the Company, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Case No. 99 CH
00625, pursuant to which the Company was obligated to make installment payments
in the aggregate amount of $100,000 to the creditor, with all remaining sums due
on or before October 15, 1999. In addition, the Company issued 10,000 shares of
common stock to the creditor as part of the settlement. On May 12, 2000 the
parties entered into a second settlement agreement pursuant to which the Company
issued 990,000 shares of the Company's common stock in exchange for a full
release of claims (including the judgment) and the return of the 10,000 shares
previously delivered to the judgment creditor. These 10,000 shares were
subsequently cancelled by the Company.

The Company filed, and subsequently withdrew, a lien suit against a former
director seeking the return of 3 million shares of the Company's common stock
which the Company alleged was issued in error to such former director as part of
a comprehensive buyout of such director's shares. The former director claims the
shares were not issued in error. The parties have commenced a dialogue to
determine whether any such shares should be returned to the Company. To date,
the Company agrees that 500,000 shares were properly issued, leaving 2.5 million
shares in dispute. In the event that the parties cannot reach resolution of this
matter, the Company may reinstitute the lawsuit.

During 2000 and 2001, the Company received funds totaling $350,000 from a
shareholder. The Company and the shareholder never reached an agreement as to
the nature, terms and documentation of the funding. On April 10, 2001, the
shareholder made demands on the Company in connection with the funding based on
alleged defaults. In May, 2001, the Company received a letter from the
shareholder indicating that the shareholder would be filing an action to collect
all sums allegedly due such shareholder. Management cannot predict with any
certainty what the outcome of any such litigation would be.

In the first quarter of 2001, a creditor of the Company, on behalf of itself and
a group of related creditors, made a demand for payment of certain promissory
notes issued by the Company aggregating approximately $250,000, plus accrued
interest. The Company is attempting to negotiate a repayment plan or an
extension of the maturity of the notes. Management cannot say whether they will
successfully negotiate an acceptable repayment plan or an extension of the
maturity of the notes.

ITEM 2.  Management Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results
         of Operations

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the
Company's consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto contained
elsewhere in this report. The discussion of these results should not be
construed to imply any conclusion that any condition or circumstance discussed
herein will necessarily continue in the future. When used in this report, the
words "believes," "anticipates," "expects," and similar expressions are intended
to identify forward-looking statements. Those statements are subject to certain
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from those that are modified by such statements. Readers are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of
the date hereof. The Company


undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to
these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or
circumstances after the date of this report, or to reflect the occurrence of
unanticipated events.

                    TO THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2000

NET REVENUES. SHC Corp. and its subsidiaries ("Company") generated revenues of
$523,742 for the three months ended March 31, 2001. This represented a 30%
decrease from $751,601 in revenues generated in the three months ended March 31,
2000. The principal reason for this decline was the reduction in the number of
stores opened for the period in 2001 compared to the same period in 2000.

COST OF STORE OPERATIONS. The Company incurred expenses of $343,719 for
operating its stores during the three months ended March 31, 2001, which
represented a decrease of 44% from the expenses that were incurred during the
three months ended March 31, 2000. This decrease was the result of fewer stores
opened and the associated reductions in operating store expenses, primarily rent
expense and salaries & benefits.

GROSS PROFIT. For the three months ended March 31, 2001, the Company reported
gross profit of $180,023. This was an increase of 35% from the prior year's
amount of $133,699. This was due to reductions in certain operating expenses as
stores were closed, while Company's loan base and associated revenues declined
at a slower rate.

activities were $636,407, which was 7% lower than the first quarter's amount
from the prior year. The decrease was due primarily to overall reduction in
these expenses.

PROVISION FOR STORE CLOSINGS. The Company increased its reserve for stores
closed in the first quarter. These additional closures became necessary as the
Company continued to review its operations, in light of its available cash, and
determined that it needed to concentrate its limited resources into those stores
that present the best opportunity to generate the most profit.

INTEREST EXPENSE. This expense increased by 39% from $46,660 in 2000 to $64,737
in 2001. This was due to increased bank borrowings and other notes payable, and
higher interest rates charged on those incremental borrowings.

NET LOSS. The Company reported a lower net loss in 2001 from a year earlier for
those reasons cited previously.


                           PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.   Legal Proceedings

The information required by Part II, Item 1 of Form 10-QSB is hereby
incorporated by reference to Note 2 to SHC Corp.'s Consolidated Balance Sheets
for the three months ended March 31, 2001, included in Item 1 of Part 1 of this
Form 10-QSB.

ITEM 5.   Other Information

As of March 31, 2001 and December 31, 2000, the Company had a negative working
capital position of $3,195,919 and $2,876,135. The Company was able to fund its
operations during the first three months through the issuance of $150,000 in
notes and a partial liquidation of its loan portfolio.

The Company realizes it needs to strengthen its working capital position and
over all financial condition. Through May 2001, it has closed 4 stores to reduce
the losses and to improve its cash position and has contracts to sell 3 other
stores. The Company started a franchising program in the first quarter and,
though there has been significant interest by prospective franchisees, it has
not sold any franchises to date. It is in talks with several groups regarding
additional cash infusions via equity or debt capital. If such talks are
successful, the Company will receive funds for operating capital. If the
discussions are not successful, the Company will need to examine various
options, such as, closing additional stores and/or financial restructuring.

In an effort to reduce debt, the Company has negotiated with four noteholders to
exchange their notes for common stock in fiscal 2001 and any unpaid interest.
The outstanding amount of these notes was $175,000, of which, all was converted
by March 31, 2001.

It is management's intention to offer a conversion of debt-for-stock to other
noteholders or creditors since the Company's common stock has been re-listed
again on the OTC Bulletin Board. Management does not know how many noteholders
or creditors, if any, will agree to convert the amount owed them, but believes
there will be some conversions.



In accordance with Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, the registrant
caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly


By:      --------------------------------
         Terrence L. Donati, President, Principal
         Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer

Date:    May 21, 2001

By:      --------------------------------
         Terrence L. Donati, Director

Date:    May 21, 2001

By:      --------------------------------
         John Annerino, Director

Date:    May 21, 2001

By:      --------------------------------
         Michael Pyle, Director

Date:    May 21, 2001