The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Small Business Majority are hosting a webinar series on timely topics to inform and connect small business owners with SBA resources and tools to meet today’s challenges. 

Small Business Majority has released a new opinion poll that explores the intersection of small business issues—particularly pertaining to workforce—and criminal justice reform. The poll covers small business opinions from six states, and reveals bipartisan support for criminal justice reforms, including Clean Slate policies and occupational licensing reforms.

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.

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

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, February 7, 2023
Webinar | IL

Do you currently offer a retirement savings program to your employees? If not, you aren't alone. In fact, three in four small business owners don't offer a retirement savings plan.


Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Workshop | CA

During this session, you will learn how to establish realistic and specific goals to serve as the basis of your financial strategy and prioritize saving for your future.

 

This event is part of Small Business Majority, Women's Economic Ventures and FOUND/LA's "Back to Basics"...

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Workshop | IL

This workshop will offer attendees practical tools and resources to strengthen and maintain psychological fortitude and emotional wellbeing throughout the entrepreneurial journey. We will also explore common mental health challenges experienced by entrepreneurs.


This...

Thursday, February 9, 2023
Workshop | CA

Durante esta sesión, aprenderá a establecer metas realistas y específicas que sirvan como base de su estrategia comercial. De esa manera podrá priorizar el ahorro para su futuro. 


Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Webinar | IL

Meet a member of Small Business Majority's Illinois Small Business Equity Council who is making waves in the wine industry as a minority woman. Join us as we take an in-depth look at her journey from vineyard to bottle, and discover the unique challenges she faced along the way. From breaking...

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Webinar | CO

Join Colorado School of Public Health and Small Business Majority for the "Center of Health, Work and Environment's" webinar series. This webinar will discuss financial concerns that can...

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Workshop | National

Join Small Business Majority and Coolest Nerd Ever for a dynamic and informative webinar on how to leverage SEO to benefit your small business. In this session, we will cover the basics of SEO and how it can help you reach more customers and increase your online...

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Presentation | GA

Have you ever seen an entrepreneur on the news and wondered how they got there? Civic engagement can not only raise awareness for your small business, but can also make you an invaluable member of your community.


Thursday, February 23, 2023
Workshop | CA

Have you ever considered entrepreneurship as a way to control your time and your income stream? Do you have a side hustle that you wish you could make your full-time job?


Business ownership can help people become financially independent, support job growth and strengthen...

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Webinar | CO

Are you a small business owner looking to take the next steps to become a legitimate business? Incorporating your business is an important first step to starting your entrepreneurial journey! Join Small Business Majority during your lunch hour to learn, understand and ask questions about the...

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Webinar | National

Join Small Business Majority and Coolest Nerd Ever for a free webinar on leveraging website analytics to drive business growth. In this session, we will cover how to use analytics tools to understand your website traffic, identify key performance indicators and...

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

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.

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.

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.

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SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman joins Small Business Majority's policy brief

On January 13, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman joined Small Business Majority on our monthly policy brief to talk about new initiatives, programs and policies small businesses can expect to see in the new year. 

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Georgia small businesses support criminal justice reforms to address persistent workforce challenges

On January 11, Small Business Majority released a new state poll revealing that Georgia small business owners strongly support criminal justice reforms at the state and federal level. Clean Slate proposals at the state level can help small employers fill gaps in their workforce and remove barriers to employment or entrepreneurship opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals.

Read the report »
Small Business Majority network member and immigrant featured in groundbreaking documentary
Alicia Villanueva Castaneda

Alicia Castaneda, owner of Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas was featured in "Grit & Grace: The Fight for the American Dream," a first-of-its-kind documentary produced by Congress. Alicia's story of being an immigrant determined to start her own business was filmed and produced by the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity & Fairness in Growth. This film premiered on December 13 at the National Archives. 

Watch the premiere event »
Small Business Majority and business organizations submit comments to U.S. Treasury Department

On November 3, Small Business Majority and 42 other business organizations submitted recommendations to the U.S. Department of Treasury concerning the distribution of funding for Technical Assistance (TA) programs and activities that support small business ecosystems.

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Poll: Small businesses support criminal justice reforms to address persistent workforce challenges

On October 26, Small Business Majority released a new opinion poll that explores the intersection of small business issues—particularly pertaining to workforce—and criminal justice reform. The poll covers small business opinions from six states, and reveals bipartisan support for criminal justice reforms, including Clean Slate policies, and occupational licensing reforms.

Read the report »
Survey: Small businesses optimistic about the future, despite concerns about inflation and barriers to capital

On October 13, Small Business Majority and Start Small Think Big published a new survey that explores how entrepreneurs continue to navigate a number of challenges operating their businesses, two years after the COVID-19 pandemic started. The new survey reveals that despite challenges with inflation, access to capital and supply chain disruptions, business owners are optimistic about the next six months.

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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 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 »
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. 
 

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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 »