Small Business Majority

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.”  

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

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. 

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Roundtable | GA

A special call to business owners, leaders and community members to join us for an impactful day at the Georgia State Capitol in partnership with Georgia State Representative Kim Schofield (District 63)! Join the Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project, Inc. (WEOP), Our Village United, Urban...

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Workshop | GA

Join Small Business Majority and Coolest Nerd Ever for a free event to discover the power of data-driven marketing strategies and learn how to leverage analytics to drive growth for your small business. Our expert speakers will share...

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Webinar | CA

Embark on a journey to discover the vast landscape of funding opportunities available for your small business! Hosted by Small Business Majority and Silicon Valley SCORE, this empowering webinar brings you insights into navigating resources that could elevate your entrepreneurial dreams.

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Friday, March 8, 2024
Presentation | GA

Looking to take your business to the next level with secure funding? Join the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and Small Business Majority for a free webinar focused on funding options for small businesses. Our expert speakers will guide you through the...

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Webinar | National

Join Small Business Majority for our quarterly Women Uplifting Women: Small Business Roundtable. Our topic for discussion this month is “Digital Marketing Success” with content expert Pam Adkins-Smith, owner of Coolest Nerd Ever, who will cover best practices for website design...

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Conference | CA

We are excited to invite you to the inaugural California Supplier Diversity Symposium! This event is focused on increasing the economic impact of California’s small and/or diverse businesses by expanding access to business resources and procurement opportunities. 


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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

New poll: Small business owners are struggling with rising healthcare costs

On February 21, Small Business Majority released a new poll that reveals that entrepreneurs who offer health coverage to their employees are struggling with rising healthcare costs and are being forced to make changes to their benefits offerings as a result. Additionally, the poll found strong support for policy solutions to lower costs, with 96% of entrepreneurs agreeing that healthcare providers should be required to publicly post the prices they charge for services.

Read the report
Small Business Majority testifies on closing corporate tax loopholes

On January 17, Small Business Majority CEO and Founder John Arensmeyer testified before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee in a hearing titled “The Great Escape: Closing the Corporate Loopholes that Reward Offshoring Jobs and Profits.” He shared comments on how the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has failed to deliver for Main Street America and called on Congress to make the international tax code more equitable to ensure America’s small businesses are not left picking up the tab that remains unpaid by the largest corporations.

Watch the recording
New poll: New Mexico small business owners support a state-administered paid family and medical leave program

On January 10, Small Business Majority released a new poll of New Mexico small business owners, which revealed that they overwhelmingly support (85%) the creation of a state-administered paid family and medical leave program. Additionally, the poll found that 61% of entrepreneurs believe that a state-run program would level the playing field for small businesses to better compete with larger companies that can afford to offer robust benefits on their own.

Read the report
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 Venturize.org

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