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. 

Tax expert Talibah Bayles started her career in a big way, working for the FBI in Washington, D.C, but in 2006 she decided to move back to her hometown of Birmingham, Ala. and launch her own business so she could focus on taking care of her young family. While Birmingham is a much smaller city, Talibah was determined to make a big impact on her community. 

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

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Webinar | National

The pandemic and economic relief efforts have led to more grant opportunities than ever for the nation's small businesses. With the main federal relief programs now over, small businesses are seeking out other funding opportunities that may be available to them.


In this...

Thursday, June 9, 2022
Webinar | CA

Creating wealth as a small business owner is no easy feat. This is especially true if you are a business owner of color, a woman or if you're located in a rural area. Please join Prestamos CDFIOakland African American Chamber of CommerceSCORE Silicon Valley and Small...

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Conference | CA

Please join the SCORE Silicon Valley and ...

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Roundtable | CO

This highly interactive lunch & learn event will feature businesses with innovative products and services that help companies and consumers improve their environmental impact. Attendees will leave the event inspired and aware of concrete actions they can take to combat climate change.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Workshop | CA

For small businesses hit hard by the pandemic, grants are a good solution to overcoming limited cash flow and begin the recovery process. With federal programs ended, join us to learn about new grants and affordable microloan programs to start or grow your business. We will discuss how to find...

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Webinar | National

Las campañas de microfinanciación colectiva (crowdfunding) son una alternativa innovadora de recaudación de fondos que une las redes sociales y las finanzas, abriendo nuevas opciones para que los empresarios recauden capital para sus negocios.


Únase a Ulule y Small...

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Webinar | National

Join Small Business Majority and Project Equity for a free webinar to learn about strategies for business resiliency, employee retention and succession. During this webinar you will learn:


  • How employee ownership builds generation wealth
  • Employee...

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Webinar | CA

Most small business owners do not have a dedicated human resources department to navigate the regulations and resources enjoyed by their larger counterparts. 


Please join Prestamos CDFISCORE Silicon Valley, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce ...

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Webinar | National

Únase a Small Business Majority en un seminario web gratuito donde aprenderá sobre cómo puede iniciar o hacer crecer su negocio desde el hogar, aprovechando los recursos locales. Le enseñaremos cómo prepararse financieramente y cómo formalizar un negocio o trabajo secundario para obtener...

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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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

We are committed to ensuring your voice is heard by policymakers on some of the most important issues affecting small businesses so we can advocate on your behalf. Tell us your story, or take action by signing our letters.
We are committed to ensuring your voice is heard by policymakers on some of the most important issues affecting small businesses so we can advocate on your behalf. Tell us your story, or take action by signing our letters.
We are committed to ensuring your voice is heard by policymakers on some of the most important issues affecting small businesses so we can advocate on your behalf. Tell us your story, or take action by signing our letters.
We are committed to ensuring your voice is heard by policymakers on some of the most important issues affecting small businesses so we can advocate on your behalf. Tell us your story, or take action by signing our letters.
We are committed to ensuring your voice is heard by policymakers on some of the most important issues affecting small businesses so we can advocate on your behalf. Tell us your story, or take action by signing our letters.
We are committed to ensuring your voice is heard by policymakers on some of the most important issues affecting small businesses so we can advocate on your behalf. Tell us your story, or take action by signing our letters.
We are committed to ensuring your voice is heard by policymakers on some of the most important issues affecting small businesses so we can advocate on your behalf. Tell us your story, or take action by signing our letters.
We are committed to ensuring your voice is heard by policymakers on some of the most important issues affecting small businesses so we can advocate on your behalf. Tell us your story, or take action by signing our letters.

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News

Recent Developments

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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.

Visit the portal »
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.

Read our statement »
New survey: Small businesses seek a chance to compete on a level playing field

On March 30, Small Business Majority released a new scientific opinion poll that reveals our nation's entrepreneurs are being harmed by a number of anti-competitive practices, and they're seeking commonsense policies that will create a more equitable business landscape. 

Read the report »
Small Business Majority Board Chair testifies before the U.S. Select House Committee on Economic Disparity & Fairness in Growth on barriers to entrepreneurship

On March 16, LaJuanna Russell, founder and president of Business Management Associates, Inc. (BMA) and Small Business Majority's Board Chair, testified before the U.S. Select House Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth about the critical role of entrepreneurship as a pathway to long-term financial stability and growth for Americans, as well as to discuss barriers to starting and sustaining small businesses.

Read the testimony »
Small Business Majority Board Chair testifies before the U.S. House Committee on the Budget on eliminating the debt limit and its impact on businesses

On February 16, LaJuanna Russell, founder and president of Business Management Associates, Inc. (BMA) and Small Business Majority's Board Chair, testified before the U.S. House Committee on the Budget about how eliminating the debt limit can mitigate financial risks and uncertainty for businesses of all sizes.

Read the testimony »
Small Business Majority staff member appointed to serve as SBA Regional Administrator

On January 27, President Biden announced that Small Business Majority's Midwest Director Geri Aglipay has been appointed to serve as the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Regional Administrator for Region 5. We're proud of her accomplishments and the support she has provided to thousands of small business owners whose entrepreneurial journeys will be more successful because of her efforts. We look forward to continuing our work with her at the SBA!

Read the press release »
Small business organizations encourage path forward on Build Back Better

On January 24, Small Business Majority along with 13 state, local and national organizations, sent a letter to President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin urging the leaders to reignite negotiations surrounding the Build Back Better package. The Build Back Better package provisions include access to affordable healthcare, childcare, paid family and medical leave, and leveling the playing field on taxes, which would benefit the small business ecosystem. 

Read the letter »
Small Business Majority submits amicus brief to urging the court to uphold the administration’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for businesses with 100 or more employees

On December 30, Small Business Majority alongside the American Independent Business Alliance and network member Mary Sue Milliken filed an amicus brief urging the court to uphold the administration’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for businesses with 100 or more employees. The brief outlines how workplace-related safety policies will impact small businesses, as well as research demonstrating strong support for the rule from the business community.

Read the brief »