Small Business Council Members interviewed on CNN
On May 20, Small Business Council members Nancy Clark and Mike Brey were interviewed on CNN New Day about the CDC's new guidelines on masks and what it means for Main Street small business owners.
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Small Business Majority discusses importance of addressing employer-sponsored healthcare costs
On June 16, Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer and network member Heather Whaling joined West Health, Gallup and others for a robust conversation about the future of employer-sponsored health insurance. The event focused on the rising cost of coverage for small businesses and what business owners and the public view as possible policy solutions.
New survey reveals small businesses support tax reforms to pay for robust infrastructure investments
On June 8, Small Business Majority released a new survey of its network that reveals strong small business support for key provisions of the American Jobs Plan. The survey also found that small business owners support proposals to pay for infrastructure investments by enacting reforms that would require wealthy corporations and individuals to pay a higher share of taxes.
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Senator Ben Cardin participates in small business relief Q&A
On May 20, Small Business Majority was joined by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (MD), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, for a webinar Q&A session about key relief programs and what's next for Congress as they continue to support small businesses.
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SBA Administrator shares updates on COVID-19 relief programs
On May 13, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Isabella Casillas Guzman, as well as experts from the Offices of Capital Access, Government Contracting and Business Development, and Entrepreneurial Development joined Small Business Majority for a webinar to talk about funding and support programs for small businesses available through the SBA.
Small Business Majority supports small business provisions in American Families Plan
On May 5, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to congressional House and Senate leadership outlining the key provisions in the American Families Plan that would support small businesses. Additionally, the letter provides recommendations for how to structure tax reforms to ensure they level the playing field for small businesses.
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Small Business Majority joins Axios for roundtable
On May 4, VP of Engagement Xiomara Peña joined Axios' Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Johnston and Business Reporter Hope King for a roundtable on small business recovery in Los Angeles.
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NEW POLL: 1 in 4 small businesses still facing closure
On April 26, Small Business Majority released the seventh in a series of COVID-19 related surveys tracking the impact of the pandemic on small businesses. This survey finds that conditions are somewhat improving for some small businesses; however, 1 in 4 small business owners still say they may not survive the next three months without additional funding or other market changes. The situation is even more challenging for Black entrepreneurs, with 35% reporting that business conditions are worsening, and 37% say they may not survive the next three months.
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Small Business Majority sent a letter to the White House ahead of President's address to Congress
On April 23, Small Business Majority sent a letter to the White House urging President Biden to address key small business needs in his joint address to Congress next week. The letter also highlight provisions in the American Jobs Plan infrastructure proposal that would support small business.
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Small Business Majority joins Secretary Buttigieg for briefing on American Jobs Plan
On April 21, Small Business Majority joined Business Forward and other business organizations for a briefing on the American Jobs Plan, featuring U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.