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Letter: Secure Choice Savings Program Will Help Illinois Business Owners

Rockford Register Star
Topics:
Retirement

It should come as no surprise that recent polling from Small Business Majority found a majority of small business owners in Illinois supported legislation establishing the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program. Additionally, 63 percent of small businesses agree Illinois should do more to help small businesses prepare for retirement.

Bookstore News: May 25, 2016

Publishers Weekly
Topics:
Summit

Kepler’s GiftLit Receives Technology Award: The Menlo Park, Calif., bookstore, received this year’s Small Business Majority’s Technology Innovation Award for its monthly subscription service. http://www.giftlit.com “Their innovative and successful approach that combines bookselling with value-added services for its patrons has reinforced Kepler’s role as a sustainable cultural and intellectual hub,” Small Business board chair Celia Canfield said.

Chris Heavener and Sam Ratto: Small Businesses Hurt by HB2

The News & Observer
Topics:
Non-discrimination

Small Business Majority’s polling found 67 percent of North Carolina entrepreneurs believe there should be a state law prohibiting employment discrimination against gay and transgender people.

HB2 is hurting our entrepreneurs, and it’s important for us to let lawmakers know how we feel.

Illinois Secure Choice Program Levels the Playing Field for Small Business

Desplaines Valley News
Topics:
Retirement

It should come as no surprise that recent polling from Small Business Majority found a majority of small business owners in Illinois supported legislation establishing the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program. Additionally, 63 percent of small businesses agree Illinois should do more to help small businesses prepare for retirement.

The Secure Choice Program will help more small business owners like me provide employees with an affordable retirement plan. It’s important for Illinois small business to know about this option so they can remain competitive in today’s economy.

Kepler’s GiftLit Service Wins National Recognition for Innovative Use of Technology

Business Wire
Topics:
Summit

“We are pleased to be recognized by the Small Business Majority, and the award belongs equally to our team and our community,” said Praveen Madan, CEO of Kepler’s. “Our success is a direct result of their hard work, extraordinary commitment, and loyalty.”

Small Business Majority is a national advocacy organization that focuses on solving the challenges facing small businesses today. The organization recognized Kepler's unique business model, which combines a for-profit bookstore, a nonprofit events program that produces close to 200 literary events annually, and the GiftLit...

Sharing Our Sense of Place

Las Cruces Sun-News
Topics:
Public lands, Summit

"On May 10, I was invited by the Small Business Majority to Washington D.C. to participate in their Small Business Summit. My task was to moderate a panel, connecting small businesses to the benefits of protected public lands. Approximately 100 of the 150 attendees at the Summit sat in the audience to hear stories about Las Cruces and Butte, Montana, understand the challenges the outdoor industry is facing, and learn about the methodology that goes into studying economic opportunities of national monuments."

The panel featured Courtney McKee, co-owner of Headframe Spirits...

Opting Out

Insurance News Net
Topics:
Healthcare

Obamacare, since it was passed in 2010, has allowed small businesses to claim a tax credit equal to 35 percent of the money they spend on employee health benefits. But few small businesses have taken advantage of it, according to a 2012 report by the Government Accountability Office.

That's surprising because so many employers could qualify for the credits, according to data crunched by two liberal health insurance advocacy groups, the Small Business Majority and Families USA.

Webcast : Understanding Illinois government pension plans Secure Choice

The Epoch Times
Topics:
Retirement

"Small Business Alliance " (Small Business Majority) and the Illinois Office of finance ministers together , we will go to hold two webinars to introduce Illinois government pension Secure Choice plan.

Health Affairs - Discussion

Insurance News Net
Topics:
Healthcare

EVENT: Health Affairs holds a discussion on "The Future of the Individual and Small Group Markets."

PARTICIPANTS: Brooke Bell, health insurance specialist in the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Joe Antos, scholar in health care and retirement policy at the American Enterprise Institute; Chris Armstrong, director of government affairs and partnerships for the Small Business Majority; Suzanne Beall, federal legislative director at the National Association of Home Builders; Rhett Buttle, president and...

Butte, Montana's Headframe Spirits wins Small Business Majority's 2016 Community Development Award

Montana Associated Technology Roundtables
Topics:
Summit

"Sen. Jon Tester presented Headframe Spirits
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http://www.headframespirits.com/ co-owner Courtney McKee with an award this week in recognition of the distillery's efforts to give back to the community."

Headframe Spirits wins Small Business Majority's 2016 Community Development Award

Bloomberg
Topics:
Summit

"Sen. Jon Tester presented Headframe Spirits co-owner Courtney McKee with an award this week in recognition of the distillery's efforts to give back to the community.

The presentation came during the Small Business Majority's 2016 Small Business Leadership Summit in Washington D.C."

EZ Funding Solutions Attends Small Business Majority Summit at White House

LinkedIn
Topics:
Summit

Parag Nevatia, Owner and Founder of EZ Funding Solutions says "it was an Honor to be invited for the Small Business Majority Summit in Washington DC this past week".

Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners to focus on solving the biggest problems facing small businesses today. They actively engage small business owners across America to drive smart public policy and get entrepreneurs the resources they need to thrive.​

Letters to the Editor: May 12

Las Cruces Sun-News
Topics:
Summit

As the CEO/president of the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce, I know that small business owners get frustrated by politicians in Washington who talk about helping entrepreneurs but clearly have no idea what it means to be a small business owner. That’s why I traveled to Washington, D.C., to be part of the Small Business Majority’s Small Business Leadership Summit this week.

NORTH: America's splendor, history is worth preserving

Scottsbluff Star Herald
Topics:
Public lands

I never gave much thought about the economic impact I might have on these areas until I read the BBC Research and Consulting study conducted for the Small Business Majority, a national small business advocacy organization. The report shows the protection of public lands provide a large boost to small businesses.

Trump vs. Clinton on small business issues

Bizjournals.com
Topics:
Summit

Their different world views were on display this week at Small Business Majority’s leadership summit in Washington, D.C. Trump’s chief policy adviser, Sam Clovis, and Ann O’Leary, senior policy adviser for Clinton, talked to the group in separate back-to-back sessions.

Small Business Owners Need the Senate to Do Its Job

Medium
Topics:
General Small Business, Summit

Steve White, owner of Business Strategies Corp. in Sarasota, Fla., is a small business owner who shares this concern.

Considering the level of concern among small business owners on this issue, Small Business Majority held a panel on the Supreme Court vacancy at our second annual Small Business Leadership Summit, which brought together more than 150 small business owners from around the country to D.C. to meet with policymakers and discuss key issues facing small businesses. Members of the panel, which included legal experts and a small business owner, emphasized that this vacancy...

Grants Roundup: Wells Fargo and Sam’s Club Back Small-Business Development

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Topics:
General Small Business, Access to Capital

$8.8 million to organizations that run loan-education programs for women, veterans, and minorities seeking small-business financing. The commitment, made to mark National Small Business Week, includes $3.3 million to Accion, a nonprofit that supports microfinance institutions; $2 million to Community Reinvestment Fund, USA, which provides small-business loans; and $1 million to the Small Business Majority Foundation.

Health Affairs Forum: The Future Of The Individual And Small Group Markets

Health Affairs Blog
Topics:
Healthcare

Please join us on Wednesday, May 18th, when Health Affairs convenes a forum on the state of the individual and small group health insurance markets. Confirmed speakers include... Rhett Buttle, President, Small Business Majority...

Monumentos nacionales impulsan el desarrollo económico

Entravision
Topics:
Public lands

En una editorial para The Hill, la empresaria Nancy Pfund destaca, basándose en un estudio reciente de Small Business Majority, que estas áreas designadas por el presidente generan 156 millones de dólares en ganancias anuales.

Small employers struggle to boost employee savings

Employee Benefit News
Topics:
Summit

Today’s system works well for large and medium sized firms, but much less so for small firms, said Bennett Kleinberg, VP of institutional investment solutions for Prudential Financial, during an event in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

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