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Press Release Date:
Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Entrepreneurs say religion or right to free speech should not be a legal reason to deny goods or services to LGBT customers; believe nondiscrimination policies are good for their bottom lines

 

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today found entrepreneurs strongly believe business owners should not be able to deny goods or services to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs or their right to free speech, and that nondiscrimination policies are good for the business climate and their own business’s bottom lines.

Topic:
Non-discrimination
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:
Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Small business owners in Florida oppose denying goods or services to LGBT customers based on religious beliefs and freedom of speech, and believe state laws allowing for LGBT discrimination are bad for the business climate

Tallahassee, Florida—A scientific opinion poll released today found Florida entrepreneurs strongly believe business owners should not be able to deny goods and services to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs or because of their right to free speech or free artistic expression, and that nondiscrimination policies are good for their bottom line.

Topic:
Non-discrimination
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Small business owners in Michigan oppose denying goods or services to LGBT customers based on religious beliefs and freedom of speech, and believe state laws allowing for LGBT discrimination are bad for the business climate

Lansing, Michigan—A scientific opinion poll released today found Michigan entrepreneurs strongly believe business owners should not be able to deny goods and services to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs or because of their right to free speech or free artistic expression, and that nondiscrimination policies are good for their bottom line.

Topic:
Non-discrimination
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

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