Our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is here! We have put together a list of more than 300 small businesses to help you shop small on Small Business Saturday and Beyond. The guide is a great place to find something for everyone on your list! 
 

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. 

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.

Based on the findings from our recent opinion surveys, Small Business Majority has submitted a letter to congressional leadership stressing the importance of the human infrastructure package and how it can boost small business owners and their employees. 

Tax expert Talibah Bayles started her career in a big way, working for the FBI in Washington, D.C, but in 2006 she decided to move back to her hometown of Birmingham, Ala. and launch her own business so she could focus on taking care of her young family. While Birmingham is a much smaller city, Talibah was determined to make a big impact on her community. 

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

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Roundtable | GA

Join Urban League of Greater Atlanta, CIM, Invest Atlanta, Surety BOND Girls, BHFL Group and Small Business Majority for a construction industry discussion series as we provide an overview on certifications, building capacity, and discuss how to make...

Friday, December 3, 2021
Webinar | CA

Please join California Association of Microenterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) and Small Business Majority as we discuss national policy updates on what is and is not in the Build Back Better Plan. We will also touch on state policy updates that impact small business owners in...

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Webinar | CA

It should come as no surprise that business owners are cash-strapped and cannot afford standard loans offered by lenders. Please join Fresno Pacific University's Center for Community Transformation (CCT) and Small Business Majority to learn about the new California Rebuilding Fund...

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Presentation | CA

Las pequeñas empresas afectadas por bajas ventas y/o un aumento en deudas comerciales debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 tienen hasta el 31 de diciembre para entregar sus solicitudes para el programa de Préstamos por Desastres por Daños Económicos (EIDL por sus siglas en inglés) de COVID-19 a...

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Presentation | CA

Small businesses impacted by low sales or increased business debts due to the COVID-19 pandemic have until December 31 to get their applications in for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 


In...

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Webinar | IL;IN;MI;MO

Small businesses impacted by low sales or increased business debts due to the COVID-19 pandemic have until December 31 to get their applications in for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).


The COVID-...

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Presentation | National

December is the last month to apply for the Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, one of several government relief programs targeted to small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.


Join SCORE Mentors and Small Business Majority’s...

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Webinar | CA

Join Small Business Majority and ...

Thursday, December 9, 2021
Roundtable | GA

Join Urban League of Greater AtlantaCIM, Invest Atlanta, Surety BOND Girls, BHFL Group ...

Friday, December 10, 2021
Webinar | National

Join Made to Save, Health Action Alliance and Small Business Majority for a Quick Start Briefing for employers, HR professionals and business leaders. This briefing gives you information to develop and implement equitable vaccine policies in the workplace, and shares...

Friday, December 10, 2021
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 continuing our conversation about the Build Back Better agenda, the state of negotiations for the debt ceiling and other relevant topics that...

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Roundtable | GA

Join Urban League of Greater AtlantaCIM, Invest Atlanta, Surety BOND Girls, BHFL Group ...

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Webinar | CO

Please join Small Business Majority and the Southern Colorado SBDC as we host a listening session to hear directly from small business owners in rural areas about what matters most. We will also be sharing information on the new laws and programs that passed, which will directly...

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Presentation | GA

Please join Small Business Majority and the Georgia Department of Economic Development for a virtual roundtable as we hear from guest speaker Director of Small Business Outreach Allen Fox about the...

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Roundtable | GA

Join Urban League of Greater AtlantaCIM, Invest Atlanta, Surety BOND Girls, BHFL Group ...

Resources

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...

Access to capital | National


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Action Center

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.
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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News

Recent Developments

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U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján talks about the importance of Latino and Hispanic small businesses in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month

On October 7, U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico shared a special message with our network about the important role Latino and Hispanic entrepreneurs have in our small business ecosystem in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage month.

Watch the short clip »
Small Business Majority joins Senator Menendez's press event
John Arensmeyer

On November 22, 2021, CEO John Arensmeyer joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) for a press event as the Senator discussed his new legislation to protect small businesses from predatory lending practices.
 

Watch the event on Facebook
Small businesses support COVID-19 vaccine requirements amid setbacks from the Delta variant

On September 22, Small Business Majority released new opinion polling of small businesses around the country on their views regarding measures to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination and testing at places of business.

Read the report »
Survey: California small businesses support statewide COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirement

On August 31, Small Business Majority released new opinion polling of small businesses in California and their views on proposals to mandate vaccinations for customers at consumer-facing businesses and to similarly require employers to mandate vaccinations or negative COVID-19 tests for employees, amid setbacks from the current surge in COVID-19 cases.

Read the report »
Small businesses share views on proposed tax reforms and workforce shortages amid budget reconciliation for human infrastructure package

On August 18, Small Business Majority released a new small business survey to better understand their views on our tax system, as well as their opinions on tax policies that have been proposed to offset the costs of the human infrastructure plan.  As lawmakers in Washington consider a robust budget reconciliation package to invest in “human infrastructure,” it’s critical that they take these views into account to support small businesses on their road to recovery. 

Read the report »
Small Business Majority supports small business investments included in the human infrastructure package

On August 16, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to congressional leadership to strongly support the priorities outlined in the budget resolution of the human infrastructure package, which will help bolster small businesses on their road to recovery. Additionally, the letter provides recommendations to expand access to capital and resources and level the playing field for small businesses through tax reforms, thus ensuring a more competitive environment for our nation’s job creators and innovators.

Read the letter »
Survey: Small businesses support bold investments in human infrastructure plan; share views on mask and vaccine requirements

On August 3, Small Business Majority released a new survey of its network to understand their views on key issues in the $3.5 trillion human infrastructure plan being debated by Congress, such as child care and paid family and medical leave. The survey also examined how small businesses are navigating mask and vaccination requirements, as an increase in coronavirus cases becomes a concern for employers and local economies.

Read the report »
Small Business Majority joins National Governors Association to discuss state relief initiatives

On July 27, Vice President of Outreach David Chase joined the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for a webinar about state initiatives to support small business recovery. During the event, David shared Small Business Majority's survey data on access to capital and the success of state programs like the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Gant and the SOAR Fund.
 

Small Business Majority joins White House for private briefing

On July 15, Small Business Majority joined a private briefing with the White House to learn more about the “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy" and its implementation. Government Affairs Director Awesta Sarkash had the opportunity to ask officials about how the White House will be prioritizing procurement opportunities for small businesses and learned that the administration is committed to requiring agencies to increase procurements with true small businesses.  
 

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.

Watch the video »