Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Monday, October 18, 2010

Clean energy standards help consumers spend less on electricity and gasoline, freeing up more to spend on local services

Sausalito, CA, Oct. 18, 2010: California's clean energy law (AB 32) will spur energy efficiency investments and new innovations, providing opportunities to a wide range of small businesses to boost their bottom lines and grow their businesses, according to a report released today by Small Business Majority.

Topic:
Clean Energy
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

500 Small Business Owners Sign Joint Statement to Congress Supporting Strong EPA Regulation as Agency's Authority Comes Under Threat

WASHINGTON, D.C.///October 5, 2010////Small Business Majority and Main Street Alliance today released a new report showing that the Clean Air Act's economic benefits have far exceeded the costs imposed on businesses, and that any legislation limiting the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gas emissions could have negative implications for business both large and small that have enacted new practices to reduce their carbon footprint as part of their new business model.

Topic:
Clean Energy
Press Release Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority:

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today set in motion the most crucial component of healthcare reform for small businesses the insurance exchange which will lower small businesses healthcare costs and allow more of them and their employees to get quality healthcare coverage. The governor's signature on bills A.B. 1602 and S.B. 900 will give the state adequate time to implement the new law, so that when it takes effect in 2014 California small business owners will finally receive the myriad benefits of a strong, robust exchange.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority:

The House of Representative's passage today of H.R. 5297, the bipartisan Small Business Jobs Act, is a major victory for small businesses across the country in need of financial relief. Soon, small businesses will have the opportunity to focus on doing what they do best, strengthening the economy and putting America back to work.

Topic:
Job Creation
Press Release Date:
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority:

The Senate's passage today of the bipartisan Small Business Jobs Act is a boon for the entire small business community. This bill will help small businesses resume their function as engines of job creation and help rebuild our fractured economy.

Topic:
Job Creation
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

With US Falling Behind by Over $200 Million a Day in Clean Energy Investments, China is Clear Winner Due to Senate's Failure; More Than Half a Million Jobs Forfeited in 10 States With 10 Percent Unemployment or Higher; Analysis Highlights Impact of Senate's Failure on 20 States: AR, CA, FL, IL, IN, MA, ME, MN, MO, MS, MT, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, and VA.

WASHINGTON, D.C.///September 14, 2010///China and other leading nations have gained more than $11 billion in job-creating clean-energy investments with the U.S. losing an estimated $208 million every day since the U.S. Senate abandoned comprehensive clean energy legislation in late July, according to a new analysis from Small Business Majority, Main Street Alliance, American Businesses for Clean Energy and We Can Lead.

Topic:
Clean Energy
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

American Sustainable Business Council, Small Business Majority and South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Join Senators at Press Event Tuesday to Urge Passage of Jobs Bill

Washington DC, Sept. 14, 2010 Small business advocacy organizations American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), Small Business Majority and The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce will join Senator Mary Landrieu, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Senators Jeff Merkely, Barbara Boxer and Maria Cantwell at a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday morning, September 14, to voice their strong support for the Small Business Jobs Act.

Topic:
Job Creation
Press Release Date:
Monday, August 2, 2010

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - American Business for Clean Energy, American Sustainable Business Council, Environmental Entrepreneurs, Small Business Majority, We Can Lead and Women's Business Development Center, representing over 50,000 businesses, are highlighting the costs of the US Senate's failure to act on comprehensive clean energy legislation using a ticker that counts, in real time, the amount in which America is falling behind other countries in clean energy investments since the Senate abandoned climate legislation in July.

Topic:
Clean Energy
Press Release Date:
Friday, July 30, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority:

America's 28 million small businesses have been hit especially hard during this deep recession. H.R. 5297, the bipartisan Small Business Jobs Act, would do more to support them than any bill has in years. We're disappointed the Senate failed to pass it when it had the chance on Thursday, especially considering the broad support it has from local, state and national business groups. But we're hopeful that senators will focus on our struggling entrepreneurs rather than political gamesmanship, and, over the next couple of days, pass this crucial bill.

Topic:
Job Creation
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Report Finds More than 285,000 New York Small Businesses Eligible for Tax Credit in 2010; 78,300 Qualify for Maximum Credit

Washington, D.C. More than 81.6 percent of New York small businesses with fewer than 25 employees will be eligible this year for tax credits to help pay the cost of employee health coverage, according to a new report issued by the consumer health organization Families USA and small business advocacy group Small Business Majority.

Topic:
Healthcare

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