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.

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.

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. 

Raised in an immigrant family of merchants, Alejandro Flores-Munoz learned about entrepreneurship from an early age. He watched his mother, a single parent living in Southern California, work a full time job, while juggling side hustles selling perfumes, jewelry, and desserts door-to-door. Today, he is an entrepreneur himself.

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.

Get Involved & Learn

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 12, 2022
Webinar | CA

Please join Small Business Majority, Norcal SBDC Network and TMC Community Capital for a panel discussion on "nontraditional" lending at the Statewide California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CAHCC) Annual Statewide Conference in Oakland. CAHCC...

Friday, August 12, 2022
Webinar | 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 talking about the Inflation Reduction Act, antitrust legislation, and other federal updates.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Webinar | National

Join Small Business Majority, Operation HOPE and Truist Bank for a free webinar to learn about credit, access to capital and funding options for your business.


Topics of discussion include how to:


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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Webinar | IL

By this November, all Illinois employers with 16 or more employees will need to offer their own retirement program. Fortunately, there is a no cost option for small business owners who can't take on the fiduciary or administrative burdens of a traditional retirement savings program. 
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Monday, August 22, 2022
Presentation | CO

In an effort to make sure businesses across the state get the support they need to prepare for FAMLI, the Division will be hosting in-person regional town halls across the state to give employers an opportunity to learn about the voter-approved program and ask the Division their questions in a...

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Presentation | CO

In an effort to make sure businesses across the state get the support they need to prepare for FAMLI, the Division will be hosting in-person regional town halls across the state to give employers an opportunity to learn about the voter-approved program and ask the Division their questions in a...

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Webinar | IL

Kiva believes in character over credit and the power of community-based lending. Because of these beliefs they provide funding opportunities for entrepreneurs where conventional lenders won’t.

 

The Kiva lending program offers zero-interest loans to small business owners who have...

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Workshop | CO

In today’s environment, it is more important than ever for all team members to be rowing in the same direction, and for each team member to be supported in excelling in and out of the workplace. This lunch and learn event will bring together experts and business owners to share resources and...

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Webinar | National

Join Small Business Majority, Chicago Urban League, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Operation HOPE, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a discussion on how Black entrepreneurs can leverage capital and connections to build their businesses.


Topics include:...

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Webinar | IL

Are you looking to level-up your business? Are you interested in learning how to apply for and win government contracts? Are you looking to better understand how to become certified as a minority, woman or veteran business enterprise? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us for a...

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Presentation | CA

Black Business Month is a time to acknowledge and appreciate Black-owned businesses across the nation and the ways in which entrepreneurship can be a pathway towards a diverse and equitable economy. 


Join United States Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Small Business...

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Webinar | IL

By this November, all Illinois employers with 16 or more employees will need to offer their own retirement program. Fortunately, there is a no cost option for small business owners who can't take on the fiduciary or administrative burdens of a traditional retirement savings program.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Webinar | National

Join Small Business Majority alongside members of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation for a webinar on equity capital raising. The discussion will provide an overview of raising capital from investors and its funding role for...

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Presentation | CO

In an effort to make sure businesses across the state get the support they need to prepare for FAMLI, the Division will be hosting in-person regional town halls across the state to give employers an opportunity to learn about the voter-approved program and ask the Division their questions in a...

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Presentation | CO

In an effort to make sure businesses across the state get the support they need to prepare for FAMLI, the Division will be hosting in-person regional town halls across the state to give employers an opportunity to learn about the voter-approved program and ask the Division their questions in a...

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Presentation | CO

In an effort to make sure businesses across the state get the support they need to prepare for FAMLI, the Division will be hosting in-person regional town halls across the state to give employers an opportunity to learn about the voter-approved program and ask the Division their questions in a...

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Presentation | CO

In an effort to make sure businesses across the state get the support they need to prepare for FAMLI, the Division will be hosting in-person regional town halls across the state to give employers an opportunity to learn about the voter-approved program and ask the Division their questions in a...

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Presentation | CA

Join the Small Business Majority, Valley Community Small Business Development Center, Central Valley Community Bank, and Fresno First Bank for an in-depth workshop series that focuses on the 5 Cs of credit and why bank loans are...

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Presentation | CO

In an effort to make sure businesses across the state get the support they need to prepare for FAMLI, the Division will be hosting in-person regional town halls across the state to give employers an opportunity to learn about the voter-approved program and ask the Division their questions in a...

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Presentation | CO

In an effort to make sure businesses across the state get the support they need to prepare for FAMLI, the Division will be hosting in-person regional town halls across the state to give employers an opportunity to learn about the voter-approved program and ask the Division their questions in a...

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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Thursday, November 17, 2022
Presentation | CA

Join the Small Business Majority, Valley Community Small Business Development Center, Central Valley Community Bank and Fresno First Bank for an in-depth workshop series that focuses on the 5 Cs of credit and why bank loans are...

Thursday, December 8, 2022
Presentation | CA

Join the Small Business Majority, Valley Community Small Business Development Center, Central Valley Community Bank, and Fresno First Bank for an in-depth workshop series that focuses on the 5 Cs of credit and why bank loans are...

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.

Spotlight

News

Recent Developments

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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 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 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.

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 »