To support small businesses in every corner of America, we need bold action to ensure that entrepreneurs can recover from the pandemic and be better positioned to withstand the next crisis. Small Business Majority has submitted a letter to congressional leaders with recommendations on how to make the upcoming infrastructure bill work for small businesses. 

Small Business Majority released a new poll that outlines small business owners’ support of key provisions in the American Jobs Plan. The survey shows small businesses’ priorities include improving physical infrastructure, expanding broadband and creating community-based incubators and innovation hubs. Additionally, a majority of small business owners support proposed tax reforms to help pay for this infrastructure overhaul. 

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.

When Alicia Villanueva moved to California in the early 2000s, she discovered the ways in which she could learn about different cultures through their native cuisines. And as someone who loves to cook and share her own culture, she worked for many years with her family to turn her passion into a real business. Today, Alicia is the proud owner of Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas, a catering company and food processor facility located in Hayward, Calif. 

Key Initiatives

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, July 27, 2021
Webinar | CA

Para muchos propietarios de los negocios más pequeños de California, el Programa de Protección de Sueldos, EIDL y otros programas de préstamos de la SBA simplemente no eran accesibles o suficientes para salvar su negocio. Hoy en día, muchos propietarios de...

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Webinar | IL

Join Small Business Majority and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Illinois District Office for our bi-weekly webinar on updates to new and existing federal aid for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including what the American Rescue Plan means for entrepreneurs and...

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Webinar | National

Join National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Small Business Majority to hear about successful state initiatives that are leading to increased capital flowing to entrepreneurs. State-supported efforts in Arizona are...

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Webinar | National

Businesses that utilize good time management are better positioned to consistently deliver their product or service on time. Good time management also means that a business is able to solve problems that arise without it significantly impacting day-to-day operations.


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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Webinar | GA

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) offers tax credits for employers that provide paid time off to receive COVID-19 vaccinations up until September 30, 2021. 


Join Small Business Majority and the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center for a...

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Other | GA

Please join Small Business Majority, Faith in Public Life, 9to5 Georgia and the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute for a virtual listening session to share what matters most, what’s working well and what challenges you are facing as a rural small business owner.


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Friday, July 30, 2021
Webinar | IL

Are you looking to grow and expand your woman-owned small business? Register today for Scale and Lift: Ways to Grow Diverse Women-Owned Businesses and Create Jobs hosted by Small Business Majority and featuring presentations and a discussion panel with guest partners Women’s...

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 decisions...

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...

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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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Recent Developments

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi shares a special message on policy updates for small business
Speaker Pelosi

On July 9, Speaker Nancy Pelosi shared a special message with Small Business Majority's network during its monthly policy briefing about the impacts of infrastructure, healthcare and federal relief programs on small businesses.

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Small Business Majority discusses importance of addressing employer-sponsored healthcare costs

On June 16, Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer and network member Heather Whaling joined West Health, Gallup and others for a robust conversation about the future of employer-sponsored health insurance. The event focused on the rising cost of coverage for small businesses and what business owners and the public view as possible policy solutions. 

New survey reveals small businesses support tax reforms to pay for robust infrastructure investments

On June 8, Small Business Majority released a new survey of its network that reveals strong small business support for key provisions of the American Jobs Plan. The survey also found that small business owners support proposals to pay for infrastructure investments by enacting reforms that would require wealthy corporations and individuals to pay a higher share of taxes. 

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Small Business Council Members interviewed on CNN

On May 20, Small Business Council members Nancy Clark and Mike Brey were interviewed on CNN New Day about the CDC's new guidelines on masks and what it means for Main Street small business owners.

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Senator Ben Cardin participates in small business relief Q&A
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

On May 20, Small Business Majority was joined by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (MD), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, for a webinar Q&A session about key relief programs and what's next for Congress as they continue to support small businesses.
 

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SBA Administrator shares updates on COVID-19 relief programs

On May 13, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Isabella Casillas Guzman, as well as experts from the Offices of Capital Access, Government Contracting and Business Development, and Entrepreneurial Development joined Small Business Majority for a webinar to talk about funding and support programs for small businesses available through the SBA.  

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Small Business Majority supports small business provisions in American Families Plan

On May 5, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to congressional House and Senate leadership outlining the key provisions in the American Families Plan that would support small businesses. Additionally, the letter provides recommendations for how to structure tax reforms to ensure they level the playing field for small businesses. 
 

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Small Business Majority joins Axios for roundtable

On May 4, VP of Engagement Xiomara Peña joined Axios' Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Johnston and Business Reporter Hope King for a roundtable on small business recovery in Los Angeles. 
 

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NEW POLL: 1 in 4 small businesses still facing closure

On April 26, Small Business Majority released the seventh in a series of COVID-19 related surveys tracking the impact of the pandemic on small businesses. This survey finds that conditions are somewhat improving for some small businesses; however, 1 in 4 small business owners still say they may not survive the next three months without additional funding or other market changes. The situation is even more challenging for Black entrepreneurs, with 35% reporting that business conditions are worsening, and 37% say they may not survive the next three months.

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Small Business Majority sent a letter to the White House ahead of President's address to Congress

On April 23, Small Business Majority sent a letter to the White House urging President Biden to address key small business needs in his joint address to Congress next week. The letter also highlight provisions in the American Jobs Plan infrastructure proposal that would support small business. 
 

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