Small Business Majority

Meet the new Venturize—your fully bilingual, on-demand resource hub packed with tools and education on everything from securing financing to setting up retirement plans and accessing health insurance. Our interactive tools will help connect you with local support organizations and mission-driven lenders.

Small Business Majority and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) have announced a new strategic alliance to support under-resourced small businesses. Through this partnership, we will collaborate on outreach events, resource development and State Small Business Credit Initiative research to uplift minority business enterprises across the nation. 

Evera Ivy never planned to take over the family business. In the early 1970s, her parents moved the family from Chicago to rural Pembroke Township, Ill. to start Ivy League Farms. However, another farmer in the area once told her that “Land is the one thing that cannot be produced or reproduced.” That wisdom stuck with her and opened her eyes to the value of her family’s land and business. 

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. 

Our new poll reveals that small businesses believe the federal government should take steps to address the cost of care and they strongly support several legislative solutions. Additionally, the poll found that a lack of affordable and accessible childcare is a barrier to small business formation (58%) and growth (59%) for many entrepreneurs.

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

Wednesday, August 14, 2024
Webinar | National

Small businesses play a critical role in the recent resurgence in U.S. manufacturing. The federal government has supported this with “Made in America” policies that are reshoring critical industries, strengthening major supply chains and rebuilding America’s industrial base. Join Small Business...

Wednesday, August 14, 2024
Webinar | CO

Join Small Business Majority and APEX Business Consulting for a webinar dedicated to helping small businesses in Colorado access responsible capital through Colorado's CLIMBER Loan Fund. CLIMBER is a statewide program providing up to $250 million in working capital to small businesses across...

Wednesday, August 14, 2024
Webinar | CO

Join Small Business Majority and APEX Business Consulting for a webinar dedicated to helping small businesses in Colorado access responsible capital through Colorado's CLIMBER Loan Fund. CLIMBER is a statewide program providing up to $250 million in working capital to small businesses across...

Tuesday, August 20, 2024
Workshop | CO

Join Small Business Majority as we speak on a panel at West Slope Startup Week! West Slope Startup Week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in rural Colorado. We will be sharing about the resources we provide entrepreneurs and how our Colorado office has amplified the voices of small...

Wednesday, September 11, 2024
Webinar | National

August marks the two-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act, which continues to provide cost-saving opportunities for small businesses through clean energy tax credits and rebates. Whether your small business facilitates energy upgrades (e.g.

Thursday, September 19, 2024
Webinar | CO;MT;ND;SD;UT;WY

Recent technology has advanced entrepreneurs and their ability to reach customers and innovate to create efficiency within their businesses. However, these gifts also pose a threat to the security of the nation’s small business owners. Join this webinar to learn the basics about artificial...

Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Webinar | National

Federal and state contracting and subcontracting opportunities are critical pathways for small businesses looking to expand their operations and tap into new markets. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law represents a significant investment in our country’s built environment and provides many new...

Tuesday, October 15, 2024
Webinar | CO;MT;ND;SD;UT;WY

Government procurement contracts are a fantastic opportunity to grow one’s small business. However, there are many different cybersecurity requirements that the Department of Defense obligates contracts to meet. Join this webinar to learn about Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)...

Wednesday, October 30, 2024
Webinar | National

Rural small businesses face unique barriers in their efforts to start and grow - from a lack of access and awareness to capital and resources to struggles maintaining a qualified workforce. To bridge this divide and connect rural small businesses to federal resources and funding opportunities,...

Wednesday, November 20, 2024
Webinar | National

Through their suite of lending and technical assistance programs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has helped millions of small businesses access the capital and resources needed to thrive and grow. As the SBA continues to make critical improvements and updates to their programs to...

Wednesday, December 11, 2024
Webinar | National

Please join Small Business Majority and the SBA to wrap up our Investing in America webinar series and recap how small businesses can access federal resources and funding opportunities through the SBA’s Small Business Resource Hub. As federal resources and opportunities continue to be made...

Resources

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.

Spotlight

News

Recent Developments

Featured
Small Business Majority announces new strategic alliance with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

On July 15, Small Business Majority and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) announced a new strategic alliance to support under-resourced small businesses. Through this partnership, we will collaborate on outreach events, resource development and State Small Business Credit Initiative research to uplift minority business enterprises across the nation. 
 

Read the press release
CEO joins virtual briefing on the Supreme Court’s decision overturning judicial doctrine of Chevron deference

On July 11, CEO John Arensmeyer joined U.S.Representative Jerry Nadler (NY-12) and the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards for a virtual briefing on the Supreme Court’s recent decision overturning the longstanding judicial doctrine of Chevron deference and the potential impact of those cases on small businesses. During the briefing, experts discussed the critically important Stop Corporate Capture Act and how it would improve our regulatory system, including by codifying Chevron deference. 

Small Business Majority and Main Street Alliance send a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees

On June 11, Small Business Majority, Main Street Alliance and 20 small business advocacy and service-oriented organizations sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees explaining why we oppose proposed budget cuts in the House’s FY2025 Financial Services and General Government funding bill. The legislation would significantly reduce funding for the Small Business Administration, Department of the Treasury and Federal Trade Commission, all of which play a critical role in ensuring small businesses have access to the resources and capital needed to grow and thrive.

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New poll: Small businesses share views on community safety

On June 5, Small Business Majority released a new poll of brick-and-mortar small businesses that provides insights into their views on public safety in their communities. The survey reveals that these small business owners are more concerned about economic issues that impact their businesses than crime in their communities.

Read the report
Small Business Majority network members participate in the White House’s Midwest Regional Small Business Summit

On May 31, Small Business Majority network members, alongside other small business owners and advocates, attended the White House’s inaugural Midwest Regional Small Business Summit. The entrepreneurs met with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and other Biden-Harris administration officials to discuss how to help Main Street thrive.

Small Business Majority network member testifies on price gouging

On May 22, Small Business Majority network member Alap Vora testified at a U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs subcommittee hearing on inflation and shrinkflation, and their impacts on small businesses. He explained how unexpected price hikes, deceptive and unclear fees from large distributing companies, and shrinkflation continue to place disproportionate impacts on small shop owners like himself.

Small Business Majority speaks at the American Economic Liberties Project's 2024 Anti-Monopoly Summit

On May 21, Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer spoke at the American Economic Liberties Project's 2024 Anti-Monopoly Summit about the importance of forging ties between labor and small business as a way to reduce corporate power. He noted that small businesses are looking for a level playing field with free and fair competition so they have the opportunity to thrive. 

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Small Business Majority network members submit testimony on the need to address racial disparities in federal programs

On May 6, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a field hearing in Maryland entitled "Promoting Opportunity: The Need for Targeted Federal Business Programs to Address Ongoing Racial Discrimination." Small Business Majority network members Hyacinth Tucker and Brenda Doles submitted written testimony on barriers they've encountered as minority small business owners and how policymakers can help address discrimination and promote diversity through federal procurement programs. 

New poll: Small businesses support policy solutions to address America's childcare challenges

On April 9, Small Business Majority released a new poll that reveals that small businesses believe the federal government should take steps to address the cost of care and they strongly support several legislative solutions. Additionally, the poll found that a lack of affordable and accessible childcare is a barrier to small business formation (58%) and growth (59%) for many entrepreneurs.

Read the report
Small Business Majority network members meet with SBA Administrator Guzman

On April 4, Small Business Majority network members Brendan Mccluskey, Shelley Mills and Teaera Strum joined U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Congressman Kweisi Mfume and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott to discuss the impact of the Key Bridge collapse on small businesses and learn about the SBA's economic recovery efforts.