On May 24, Small Business Majority released a new report on small businesses’ use of websites, social media, digital marketing and e-commerce platforms to expand their digital presence. This research revealed that revenues and headcounts remained flat while expenses increased for small businesses.Read the report
On May 25, Small Business Majority and 12 other organizations in the small business ecosystem sent a letter urging Congressional leadership to immediately address the debt crisis for the good of America's entrepreneurs. The letter called on Congress to preserve federal funding of critical small business programs and also create a long-term solution to the debt limit.Read the letter to Congress
On May 4, CEO John Arensmeyer and Virginia Small Business Council member Shirley Modlin participated in the American Economic Liberties Project's 2023 Anti-Monopoly Summit in Washington, D.C. John introduced the panel on 'Reviving America's Competitive Spirit' where Shirley shared her story about how anticompetitive practices have harmed her small business.
On May 3, Small Business Majority released a new opinion poll of small business owners, which revealed that our nation's entrepreneurs are being harmed by the recent banking closures. More than 1 in 3 business owners reported that their financial institution is restricting loans due to recent developments in the banking industry.Read the report
On May 1, Small Business Majority released a new brief on the implications of enacting and expanding Clean Slate policies on the small business community. Two roundtable discussions of small business owners in Maryland reveal a demonstrated need for further education and engagement around Clean Slate and criminal justice reforms, and how small businesses and the communities they serve may benefit from these policies.Read the report »
More than 400 small business owners and business organizers signed a letter urging the Federal Trade Commission to enact its proposed rule to ban non-compete agreements. Small businesses believe that non-compete agreements hinder entrepreneurship, create a non-level playing field and impede the ability of employees to maximize their skills.Read the letter to the FTC
On April 19, CEO John Arensmeyer joined members of Small Business Majority's National Council and small business network for President Biden's event in Accokeek, Maryland, on creating a more robust economy through investments in infrastructure, innovation and competitiveness.Watch the President's remarks
On April 13, Small Business Majority released a new opinion poll of small business owners nationwide, which revealed that our nation’s entrepreneurs are being harmed by non-compete agreements. In addition, the poll found that 6 in 10 small business owners strongly support the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed rule to ban them, with only 14% opposing the ban.Read the report »
On March 27, Small Business Majority’s Xiomara Peña and Awesta Sarkash attended the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Second Annual Women’s Business Summit at the White House. President Biden shared policy advancements for women small business owners such as increased investment in the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) and opportunities in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.
On March 23, CEO John Arensmeyer offered written testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health hearing: "Why Health Care is Unaffordable." Mr. Arensmeyer offered a range of policy solutions to help address healthcare affordability issues and support America's diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem with access to quality coverage.Read the testimony »