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.

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

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Webinar | National

Your website is an opportunity to make a great first impression and give potential costumers comfort that you're a real business. Join Small Business Majority and Operation HOPE for our monthly business lunch and learn. This month we will share expert advice on...

Thursday, July 7, 2022
Presentation | CA

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.


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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Workshop | CO

Some call it the Great Resignation or the Great Reshuffle, we call it the Great Boss Evolution! In this era where the tight labor market is being felt across Colorado and especially in the rural and frontier parts of the state, it is more important than ever for employers to be able to hire and...

Wednesday, July 13, 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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Thursday, July 14, 2022
Presentation | CA

This series will provide background on the overall lending environment, including what type of lending opportunities are available, which ones should you pass on, and what goals you should have for business capital/financing.


Join Small Business Majority,...

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Webinar | CA

Most small business owners do not have a dedicated human resources department to navigate the regulations and resources enjoyed by their larger counterparts. 


Please join Prestamos CDFISCORE Silicon Valley, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce ...

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Webinar | VA

Our Virginia Small Business Council offers a unique opportunity for small business owners like you to discuss small business policy priorities, learn about new resources, and become a spokesperson for issues that affect the Virginia small business community. Join us to learn about the work the...

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Workshop | CO

In this session, we will discuss the benefits of joining a sustainable business program and how to navigate a world of options to help you increase your sustainability initiatives. You will hear from various organizations about innovative and cost-saving options you can implement in your...

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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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

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.

Spotlight

News

Recent Developments

Featured
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 »
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 »
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 »
Small Business Majority Board Chair testifies before the U.S. House Committee on the Budget on eliminating the debt limit and its impact on businesses

On February 16, LaJuanna Russell, founder and president of Business Management Associates, Inc. (BMA) and Small Business Majority's Board Chair, testified before the U.S. House Committee on the Budget about how eliminating the debt limit can mitigate financial risks and uncertainty for businesses of all sizes.

Read the testimony »
Small Business Majority staff member appointed to serve as SBA Regional Administrator

On January 27, President Biden announced that Small Business Majority's Midwest Director Geri Aglipay has been appointed to serve as the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Regional Administrator for Region 5. We're proud of her accomplishments and the support she has provided to thousands of small business owners whose entrepreneurial journeys will be more successful because of her efforts. We look forward to continuing our work with her at the SBA!

Read the press release »
Small business organizations encourage path forward on Build Back Better

On January 24, Small Business Majority along with 13 state, local and national organizations, sent a letter to President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin urging the leaders to reignite negotiations surrounding the Build Back Better package. The Build Back Better package provisions include access to affordable healthcare, childcare, paid family and medical leave, and leveling the playing field on taxes, which would benefit the small business ecosystem. 

Read the letter »