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Press Release Date:
Thursday, 20 September, 2018

WHAT: Small Business Majority, in partnership with the City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office of Financial Empowerment, is celebrating National Women's Small Business Month with a host of in-person presentations, workshops and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in October.

Topic:
Women in Business
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Statement by Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why a new California law that will permit chefs to sell meals made in their home kitchens is a victory for entrepreneurship

Gov. Brown opened the door for numerous California entrepreneurs to start businesses by signing AB 626, which will allow the sale of meals prepared in home kitchens. This new law will benefit many Californians, especially women, immigrants and people or color.  

Topic:
General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Small business owners say robust federal investment in infrastructure programs is critical to their businesses, strongly favor broadband access in rural communities

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today found small business owners view infrastructure spending as important to the success of their business and would like to see a variety of sectors included in any congressional spending package, including high-speed broadband for rural communities.

Topic:
General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Small Business Majority announces new leadership to support the organization’s mission in the Midwest  

Chicago—Small Business Majority announced today that Juan Villalobos has joined the organization as Midwest Director. Juan oversees program development and policy advocacy to help small businesses start and grow throughout the region. A seasoned community advocate with nearly 20 years of nonprofit experience, Juan is an expert in community building, policy and advocacy work and organizational strategic development. Juan is also fluent in Spanish, and will assist with the organization’s outreach to the Hispanic community.

Topic:
General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

WHAT: Small Business Majority and Springfield-Greene County Libraries are hosting a small business resource fair on Sept. 25 that will offer local resources and services designed to help entrepreneurs start, operate and expand their businesses. This event will offer invaluable insights and exclusive networking opportunities from a wide array of local business-support agencies, which will present information on topics including:

  • financial literacy

Topic:
Access to Capital
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 5 September, 2018

In light of the challenge to the Affordable Care Act being heard today before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, is available to speak with media about why small businesses support the healthcare law.

Small business and economic expert John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, is available to speak to media about the ways in which small employers have benefited from the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Saturday, 1 September, 2018

Statement by Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why the California Senate vote to pass a groundbreaking lending transparency bill is good news for the state’s small firms

The California Senate vote to pass SB 1235, which would be the nation’s first small business truth-in-lending law, is a major step toward protecting small business owners from predatory lending practices. This legislation is critical because it would dramatically increase the transparency of financial products marketed to small firms.

Topic:
Access to Capital
Press Release Date:
Friday, 31 August, 2018

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer says even though multiple employer plans can be good for small businesses, other retirement savings options that encourage more employer participation are even better

 

President Donald Trump’s executive order that would remove legal hurdles that make it harder for small businesses to band together to form multiple employer retirement savings plans (MEPs) is a first step to discussing what officials can do to help small firms struggling to offer retirement benefits to their employees.

Topic:
Retirement
Press Release Date:
Friday, 31 August, 2018

Statement from Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why the California Senate’s vote to create the strongest net neutrality protection in the United States is great news for small firms

The California Senate stood up for small businesses when it passed SB 822, which would establish the strongest net neutrality rules in the nation. Without protections in place to keep the internet fair and open, California’s small businesses would be at a disadvantage when trying to compete with large corporations that have the resources to ensure their websites receive special prioritization from their internet service providers.

Topic:
Technology & Innovation
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 29 August, 2018

Statement by Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why the California Senate yesterday to pass a bill that would permit chefs to sell meals made in their home kitchens is a victory for entrepreneurship

The California Senate’s vote yesterday to pass AB 626, which would allow the sale of meals prepared in home kitchens and improve public health safeguards around the existing informal food economy, would benefit many of California’s entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, especially women, immigrants and people or color.  

Topic:
General Small Business

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