Small Business Majority

We're excited to announce the return of our fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide! This small business directory features more than 250 small businesses across the country. The guide is a great way to spark inspiration for your hard-to-buy-for friends and family and to look for something special for everyone on your list. 

Small Business Speaks: Two days of advocacy in Washington, DC

This September, Small Business Majority gathered 30 small business owners in Washington, DC for an advocacy fly-in event. We were excited to bring entrepreneurs from diverse industries and backgrounds to meet with key Administration officials, as well as several U.S. Senators on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of small business-forward policies.

Sisters Lakila Bowden and Kamille Richardson are reframing disability and disproving myths that providing accommodations for differently abled employees is expensive and burdensome to businesses through their consulting company, iSee Technologies. 

Kamille explains, “People look at inclusivity through a lens of limitation, but we teach that inclusivity is about unlocking people’s capabilities, which provide value for companies. It is all about creative problem solving.”  

Small Business Majority has released a new opinion poll of women small business owners, which revealed that they view reproductive rights as essential to economic security. In addition, the poll found that 72% of women entrepreneurs support a federal law to ensure that women have the right to access abortion care and that 78% are concerned about restrictions on birth control.

On our resource portal Venturize, we are compiling information on new funding opportunities, relevant tips and resources on building more resilient small businesses.

What we do

Education & resources

We provide a suite of educational programs and resources to small business owners, their employees and self-employed entrepreneurs to empower them to start and grow their enterprises and maximize their economic prosperity.

Policy & advocacy

We develop and support policies at the state and federal level that benefit the entire small business ecosystem—ranging from access to responsible capital, healthcare and other essential benefits, and promoting fair competition.

Research & Insights

Small Business Majority uses extensive scientific opinion and economic research to provide small business owners, advocates, policymakers and others with the information and tools they need to navigate complex small business issues.

Get Involved & Learn

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 4, 2023
Roundtable | National

From cybersecurity to the advent of AI and digital payments, the first session will combine various topics that are on many business owners’ minds to ensure they remain competitive.

We’ll discuss how small businesses can fully benefit from the digital transformation...

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Workshop | National

Small Business Majority y el equipo de Verizon Small Business Digital Ready tendrá un evento virtual gratuito donde empoderarán a los propietarios de pequeñas empresas con recursos educativos que necesitan para crecer, expandir e invertir en sus negocios y...

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Webinar | National

At over $1.7 trillion, U.S. Latino purchasing power is growing 70% faster than non-Latinos. This means that becoming a bilingual business can open up new and profitable opportunities to gain customers while building an inclusive community. This population has grown significantly recently,...

Thursday, December 14, 2023
Workshop | IL

Are you passionate about creating change in your community? Do you want to make a meaningful impact on policy initiatives that affect small business owners in your state? Small Business Majority invites you to join our one-day workshop, "Empowering Small Business Advocates in Illinois," to learn...

Thursday, December 14, 2023
Workshop | CA

Open Enrollment is a pivotal time for small business owners to explore their healthcare options. Join Small Business Majority and Blue Shield of California where we'll provide clear insights into the process of enrolling in the health insurance marketplace for...

Thursday, December 14, 2023
Webinar | CO

Open Enrollment for healthcare in Colorado has begun! Join Commissioner of the Division of Insurance Michael Conway, Connect4Health Colorado and Small Business Majority to learn about open enrollment and the best choices small business owners and entrepreneurs can make for themselves and their...


Venturize is our free online resource hub for small business owners who need help accessing tools and resources to grow their businesses. We also help small businesses get connected to trusted local providers that can help their enterprises grow.

Action Center

Currently the federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA) requires that consumer creditors disclose critical financing information, including annual percentage rate (APR), in a clear and comparable format.

La pandemia de COVID-19 ha dejado a las pequeñas empresas y empresarios de Estados Unidos al borde del colapso. Únase a la lista de propietarios y defensores de pequeñas empresas de todo el país quienes han firmado esta carta para urgir a nuestros miembros del Congreso a que apoyen las pequeñas empresas durante y después de la pandemia de COVID-19.



Recent Developments

Small Business Majority hosts webinar on potential government shutdown with Representative Sharice Davids

On November 13, Small Business Majority hosted a webinar on how a potential government shutdown would negatively impact small businesses nationwide. Representative Sharice Davids (KS-3) and small business owner Talibah Bayles provided special remarks on the importance of small businesses to their local economies and the need for bipartisan collaboration to avoid a shutdown.

Watch the recording
New poll: Small business owners utilize new technologies to manage their business’ finances

On November 7, Small Business Majority released a new poll of small business owners, which revealed that many of them adopted new technologies such as accounting software and digital point of sale systems during the pandemic. Additionally, the poll found that there is a gender gap in technology utilization: male entrepreneurs are more likely than women to use both accounting software and point of sale systems.

Read the report
Small Business Majority attends "junk fee" event at White House

On October 11, CEO John Arensmeyer attended an event at the White House where President Biden introduced the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) new efforts to crack down on "junk fees" and lower costs for consumers and small businesses. 

Small Business Majority hosts webinar on childcare funding cliff with Congresswoman Bonamici

On September 29, Small Business Majority and the National Women's Law Center co-hosted a webinar on the upcoming childcare funding crisis and its impact on small businesses. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) joined to provide special remarks about how the Child Care Stabilization Act would provide the necessary federal funds to keep the childcare industry afloat and support the small business ecosystem.

Small Business Majority hosts advocacy fly-in event

On September 26th and 27, Small Business Majority hosted our two-day Washington, DC advocacy fly-in event with members of our national and state Small Business Councils. Entrepreneurs from diverse industries and backgrounds met with several senators and Biden-Harris Administration officials to share their unique perspectives and discuss the importance of small business-forward policies.

Small Business Majority joins bill sponsors for the introduction of the Child Care Stabilization Act

On September 13, CEO John Arensmeyer joined Senators Murray, Sanders, Kaine, and Representatives Clark and Gomez for an event to introduce the “Child Care Stabilization Act.” John spoke about the importance of continuing adequate childcare funding and how the small business community would be negatively impacted if Congress allowed childcare funding to expire.

Watch the Take Action on Child Care event here
Small Business Majority and Community Reinvestment Fund, USA launch matching tool on

A new partnership between Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) and Small Business Majority's Venturize platform is providing an expanded network of responsible small business lending partners and assistance providers to support entrepreneurs nationwide. Through CRF’s Connect2Capital tool, business owners can submit a form on Venturize to be matched with mission-driven small business lenders and other business support organizations. 

Access Connect2Capital
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship advances bipartisan legislation

On July 19, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship advanced a package of 11 bipartisan bills that will expand access to capital and resources for underserved entrepreneurs. It includes bills that make the Community Advantage program permanent and will make non-profit childcare businesses eligible for Small Business Administration loans.

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New poll: California small business owners support expanding paid family leave protections

On July 12, Small Business Majority released a new opinion poll of California small business owners, which revealed that they are strongly supportive of proposals to expand the state’s paid leave policies, including expanding the guaranteed annual paid sick days from three to seven days. In addition, the poll found that 92% of small business owners agree that “businesses are better able to retain highly skilled and experienced employees” if there is increased state support of paid leave protections.

Read the report
New poll: Women small business owners support access to reproductive healthcare, including abortion and birth control

On June 14, Small Business Majority released a new opinion poll of women small business owners, which revealed that they view reproductive rights as essential to economic security. In addition, the poll found that 72% of women entrepreneurs support a federal law to ensure that women have the right to access abortion care and that 78% are concerned about restrictions on birth control.

Read the report