Small Business Majority and Administrator Guzman have signed an agreement to collaborate on a new monthly webinar series called ‘The Bottom Line.’ We were joined by small business owners and small business organizations to commemorate the new collaboration. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Small Business Majority will host a webinar series on timely topics aimed at informing and connecting small business owners with SBA resources and tools to meet today’s challenges.

Small Business Majority's new survey reveals our nation's entrepreneurs are being harmed by a number of current anti-competitive practices. They're seeking commonsense policies that will create a more equitable business landscape and help them recover from the pandemic.

Over on our resource portal Venturize, we are compiling relevant tips, resources and information on new funding opportunities for small businesses affected by COVID-19. We are posting regular updates to this page with useful information about funding opportunities available, tips and resources on building a more resilient business, and how to support your employees.

Small Business Majority recently launched its new Alliance for a Resilient Small Business Economy to convene a diverse group of partner organizations in pursuit of a common goal: To break down systemic barriers that currently block equitable access to business capital and assistance. 

Hundreds of small business owners and business organizations added their names to Small Business Majority's letter urging Congress to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The letter outlines how small businesses stand to benefit from the legislation, namely by improving access to healthcare, increasing tax enforcement on large corporations, and making meaningful climate change investments.

What we do

Venturize

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.

Policy & advocacy

We have created a policy agenda that will promote a thriving economy and increase prosperity for all with policies that can be enacted at the state and national level. We also ensure small business owners have a seat at the public policy table to share their stories.

Our Research

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 through complex small business issues.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 6, 2022
Webinar | National

How do you navigate preparing yourself for your first or even your fifth loan to ensure you’re utilizing your time and money properly? As interest rates continue to increase, understanding the ins and outs of market expansion and how to be capital ready in a timely fashion is more important than...

Friday, October 7, 2022
Workshop | CA

Please join Small Business Majority and participating community lenders for a timely conversation where we will discuss small business funding opportunities, identify responsible lenders in California and share the first steps to take when seeking capital for your small business.

 

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Workshop | CA

Please join Small Business Majority and participating community lenders for a timely conversation where we will identify some of the responsible lenders in California, and the steps to take first when seeking capital for your small business.


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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Webinar | National

Mientras trabaja para hacer crecer y fortalecer su pequeña empresa, es importante estar informado sobre los recursos y las opciones que tiene como propietario de una empresa.

Únase a Small business Majority y Modern Woodmen en un seminario web gratuito para aprender sobre consejos y...

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Webinar | National

As you work to grow and strengthen your business, it is important to be informed of the resources available to you as a business owner.


Join Small Business Majority and Modern Woodmen for a free webinar to learn about key tips and tools to help increase your business's...

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Workshop | CO

In this highly interactive workshop, we will explore what it means to build and maintain an inclusive workplace. Event attendees will learn about a variety of resources that can help them implement a customized Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI&B) plan, and explore strategies...

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Workshop | National

Join Small Business Majority, Operation HOPE and TMB Tax & Financial Services for a free webinar to learn about tax considerations when choosing a business entity.


Tax preparations can be complicated. The type of tax you...

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Workshop | National

In honor of Women's Small Business Month, join Small Business Majority and Verizon Small Business Digital Ready for a free webinar to learn about digital resources for your business and how to qualify for a $10,000 grant.


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Friday, October 14, 2022
Presentation | National

Join Small Business Majority for our monthly briefing on the status of national policies that could impact small businesses. This month, we will be detailing a couple of small business legislative packages dealing with cybersecurity and antitrust, new small business investments proposed by the...

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Webinar | National

El ser empresario es un camino comprobado para desarrollar su independencia y seguridad financiera. Sin embargo, sin un conocimiento adecuado de las opciones de financiación y crédito empresarial, los empresarios pueden ser víctimas de préstamos abusivos o tener mala gestión del capital.

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Monday, October 24, 2022
Presentation | GA

Across the country, incarceration will separate approximately 1.6 million children from their mothers this year. Join Small Business Majority, Alston + Bird and the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ) for a screening of the documentary "Apart" which follows the journey of three of...

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Webinar | CA

Being an entrepreneur is a proven way to develop independence and financial security. However, entrepreneurs can fall victim to predatory lending without proper knowledge of financing and business credit options or have poor capital management.


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Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Workshop | CO

While healthcare benefits are increasingly becoming an expectation of job seekers and employees alike, the cost of insurance continues to skyrocket. This event will explore a variety of healthcare options available to employers across a wide spectrum of price points. Event attendees will walk...

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Conference | National

Join Small Business Majority and Represent Justice for a virtual film screening of the documentary Apart. This intimate portrait follows three formerly incarcerated women as they attempt to rebuild...

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Presentation | GA

In celebration of Women’s Small Business Month, the Economic Equity: Business Forum brings women together! Join Small Business Majority, the Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project, Inc. (WEOP), and the Georgia Minority Business Development Agency (...

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Workshop | CO

From the back of the napkin ideas that launch a business to visions for growth and expansion, and even the exit - planning plays an important role in helping you get from one phase of your business to the next. But what is the right planning process for your business, and what can you do to...

Friday, November 11, 2022
Enrollment Counseling Session | National

Join Small Business Majority and Georgians for a Healthy Future for a free webinar where we will discuss how to enroll yourself or your employees in health insurance marketplace coverage for 2023.


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Resources

Access to capital | National


Venturize Logo Venturize is a free online resource hub for small business owners like you who need help accessing tools and resources to grow their businesses. Managed by Small Business Majority, Venturize offers unbiased education and resources about small business loans, retirement and healthcare to empower entrepreneurs to make the best financial...

COVID-19 | National


As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, we know many small businesses have questions about implications in the workplace and funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. We are compiling relevant tips and resources and information on new funding opportunities, how to get your...

Action Center

Small Business Majority wants to know how your small business is adapting to economic conditions! This survey will help us address some barriers and challenges small businesses are facing.

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.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated the failing infrastructure systems we have in this country, particularly when it comes to a lack of investment in the “care economy.” Small business owners and employees alike have struggled to afford healthcare during a public health crisis a

Over the last year and a half, small businesses like mine have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we begin to recover and reopen, it is critical that we get the support we need to get back to normal quickly and safely.

To support small businesses in every corner of America, we are calling on Congress to take bold action to ensure we can recover from the pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left Florida small businesses reeling, with many of us unable to re-open or re-hire employees.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left Georgia small businesses reeling, with many of us unable to re-open or re-hire employees.

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.

The pandemic has left America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs on the brink of collapse through no fault of our own. Join the list of small business owners and advocates from across the country that have signed this letter to urge our Members of Congress to support Main Street during and after this crisis.

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Small Business Majority signs collaboration agreement with SBA
SBA partnership signing ceremony

On August 22, Small Business Majority and Administrator Guzman officially signed an agreement to collaborate on a new monthly webinar series called ‘The Bottom Line.’ We were joined by small business owners and small business organizations to commemorate the new collaboration.

Read more about The Bottom Line webinar series »
White House staff and Small Business Majority discuss how the Inflation Reduction Act will benefit small businesses

On August 24, White House staff and Small Business Majority provided an overview of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and how it will benefit the small business ecosystem. Among the key provisions in the legislation are investments to increase access to healthcare, a fairer tax system, and climate change policies.

Watch the webinar on-demand »
Small businesses show support for Inflation Reduction Act 2022

On August 5, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to Congress that was signed by more than 250 small business owners and business organizations calling on legislators to pass the proposed Inflation Reduction Act as soon as possible. 
 

Read the letter »
Small Business Majority submits letter to Congress in support of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

On July 28, CEO and founder John Arensmeyer submitted a letter to Congressional leadership offering strong support for the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The Inflation Reduction Act's provisions would improve access to healthcare for small businesses, increase tax enforcement on large corporations, and make meaningful climate change investments. 

Read the letter »
Small Business Majority expands National Small Business Council

In June, Small Business Majority welcomed four new small business owners to our National Small Business Council. Talibah Bayles, Clifton Broumand, Geoffrey Meeker and Janna Rodriguez represent a variety of industries and states. We are looking forward to hearing their insights and learning from their experiences as entrepreneurs. 

Read more about our National Small Business Council
Small Business Majority CEO testifies on workforce shortage solutions

On June 8, Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship to discuss workforce shortages and how this impacts small businesses. Among the solutions John gave were providing federal support for essential benefits like healthcare, paid family leave, and child care and promoting a more robust workforce pool. 
 

Read his testimony »
New survey: Small businesses share current business concerns and challenges with federal relief programs

On May 12, Small Business Majority released a new survey of its network to understand how small businesses are currently performing, and how they accessed federal relief programs to sustain their bottom lines during the pandemic. 

Read the report »
Senator Warren joins Small Business Majority to talk child care

On May 10, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined Small Business Majority to talk about the importance of child care in the small business ecosystem and why she is pushing for a bill in Congress to make child care more affordable. We were also joined by two small business owners from New York and Virginia who see the need to support small child care providers from two different perspectives. 

 

Watch the recorded event »
Free loan and resource matching tool now available for Fresno small businesses

Leveraging our MatchFinder technology, Funding Fresno connects small businesses owners in the Fresno region to resources, capital and business support through one easy form–when they need it, at the right time.

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Small Business Majority attends White House event on new executive order

On April 5, CEO John Arensmeyer was invited to the White House to witness President Biden sign a new executive order that proposes fixing the "family glitch" in the Affordable Care Act. This is an important change that will allow more small business owners, employees and their families access affordable healthcare.

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