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Press Release Date:
Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why tax legislation passed today by the U.S. House of Representatives will grow the deficit without helping most small firms

 

We’re disappointed the U.S. House of Representatives today passed a tax bill that does little to help small businesses while ballooning the deficit by $1.4 trillion. This poor return on investment shows House lawmakers have no real interest in enacting tax reforms that will help most small businesses save money or create a level playing field for them to better compete with large corporations.

Topic:
Taxes
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 15 November, 2017

WHAT: Small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority will host a tele-press conference on Thursday, November 16 at 11:00am EST/10:00am CST/8:00am PST to reveal the results of new scientific opinion polling on small business owners’ views toward refusing goods or services to LGBT individuals based on religious beliefs or the right to free speech.

Topic:
Non-discrimination
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 2 November, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why tax legislation released today by the U.S. House of Representatives will increase the deficit without helping small firms

The tax legislation released today by Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives may be advertised as a windfall for small businesses, but in reality would be little more than a $1.5 trillion expenditure that would not pay off for Main Street. Given this terrible return on investment, it is evident lawmakers don’t understand that we need to take a bottom-up approach in order to help all small businesses, and create a level playing field so small business owners can compete. 

Topic:
Taxes
Press Release Date:
Monday, 30 October, 2017

Online lending tool is designed to provide Chicagoland businesses with easy access to affordable local financing and business assistance 

Chicago, IL—Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers, along with national advocacy group Small Business Majority, national online lending marketplace Fundera and nonprofit microlender Accion, today announced a first-of-its-kind local lending portal, SimpleGrowth, to connect Chicago small businesses with area lenders.

Topic:
Access to Capital
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 26 October, 2017

Small business owners think they are at a disadvantage under the current tax system, and they want to see fair and responsible tax reform rather than tax cuts that will blow up the deficit

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today found lawmakers who are pushing tax cuts over tax reform are on the wrong path as far as small business owners are concerned.  

Topic:
Taxes
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Small Business Majority will unveil a new lending option Oct. 30 at a Chicago small business; Chicago City Treasurer Kurt A. Summers, Jr. and small business owners will discuss why underserved communities need greater access to easy and trustworthy business lending options

 

What: Small Business Majority will hold a kickoff event at a local small business to launch a free online lending tool for Chicagoland entrepreneurs in collaboration with Fundera, local lending institutions and small business assistance providers. The new tool will offer one, easy application connecting small businesses to local nonprofit lenders and business assistance centers across the city.

Topic:
Access to Capital
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Small Business Majority’s 2017 Small Business Policy Forum will bring small business owners together Oct. 17-18 in Washington, D.C., for an interactive dialogue on some of the biggest policy issues facing small firms today

Washington, D.C.—Fifty of the best and brightest entrepreneurs from across the country will meet in our nation’s capital starting today to tackle policy issues and discuss how to promote reforms that will help small businesses thrive.

Topic:
Summit
Press Release Date:
Friday, 13 October, 2017

Women small business owners cite access to birth control as an important factor in their ability to advance their career and become business owners; support contraceptive coverage for employees

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today found women small business owners say access to birth control was important to their ability to advance their careers and start their firms.

Topic:
Healthcare, Women in Business
Press Release Date:
Friday, 13 October, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer in response to the White House’s announcement that the federal government would like to stop paying cost-sharing subsidies that support the Affordable Care Act marketplaces

The announcement by President Trump yesterday that the federal government would like to discontinue paying subsidies to insurance companies as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would harm small businesses by destabilizing the health insurance market, causing premiums to skyrocket and leaving millions of entrepreneurs and small business employees unable to afford coverage.  

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 12 October, 2017

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the administration’s executive order allowing for association health plans will be terrible for the small group market and small firms

We are extremely disappointed this administration continues to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as evidenced today when President Trump signed an executive order allowing insurance companies to sell health insurance products across state lines and making it easier for groups to establish association health plans (AHPs). These changes would be bad for small businesses and their employees because they could lead to higher premiums, unbalanced risk pools and lower-quality insurance.

Topic:
Healthcare

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