New poll: Small business owners are struggling with rising healthcare costs
On February 21, Small Business Majority released a new poll that reveals that entrepreneurs who offer health coverage to their employees are struggling with rising healthcare costs and are being forced to make changes to their benefits offerings as a result. Additionally, the poll found strong support for policy solutions to lower costs, with 96% of entrepreneurs agreeing that healthcare providers should be required to publicly post the prices they charge for services.
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Small Business Majority testifies on closing corporate tax loopholes
On January 17, Small Business Majority CEO and Founder John Arensmeyer testified before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee in a hearing titled “The Great Escape: Closing the Corporate Loopholes that Reward Offshoring Jobs and Profits.” He shared comments on how the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has failed to deliver for Main Street America and called on Congress to make the international tax code more equitable to ensure America’s small businesses are not left picking up the tab that remains unpaid by the largest corporations.
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New poll: New Mexico small business owners support a state-administered paid family and medical leave program
On January 10, Small Business Majority released a new poll of New Mexico small business owners, which revealed that they overwhelmingly support (85%) the creation of a state-administered paid family and medical leave program. Additionally, the poll found that 61% of entrepreneurs believe that a state-run program would level the playing field for small businesses to better compete with larger companies that can afford to offer robust benefits on their own.
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Small Business Majority hosts webinar on potential government shutdown with Representative Sharice Davids
On November 13, Small Business Majority hosted a webinar on how a potential government shutdown would negatively impact small businesses nationwide. Representative Sharice Davids (KS-3) and small business owner Talibah Bayles provided special remarks on the importance of small businesses to their local economies and the need for bipartisan collaboration to avoid a shutdown.
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New poll: Small business owners utilize new technologies to manage their business’ finances
On November 7, Small Business Majority released a new poll of small business owners, which revealed that many of them adopted new technologies such as accounting software and digital point of sale systems during the pandemic. Additionally, the poll found that there is a gender gap in technology utilization: male entrepreneurs are more likely than women to use both accounting software and point of sale systems.
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Small Business Majority attends "junk fee" event at White House
On October 11, CEO John Arensmeyer attended an event at the White House where President Biden introduced the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) new efforts to crack down on "junk fees" and lower costs for consumers and small businesses.
Small Business Majority hosts webinar on childcare funding cliff with Congresswoman Bonamici
On September 29, Small Business Majority and the National Women's Law Center co-hosted a webinar on the upcoming childcare funding crisis and its impact on small businesses. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) joined to provide special remarks about how the Child Care Stabilization Act would provide the necessary federal funds to keep the childcare industry afloat and support the small business ecosystem.
Small Business Majority hosts advocacy fly-in event
On September 26th and 27, Small Business Majority hosted our two-day Washington, DC advocacy fly-in event with members of our national and state Small Business Councils. Entrepreneurs from diverse industries and backgrounds met with several senators and Biden-Harris Administration officials to share their unique perspectives and discuss the importance of small business-forward policies.
Small Business Majority joins bill sponsors for the introduction of the Child Care Stabilization Act
On September 13, CEO John Arensmeyer joined Senators Murray, Sanders, Kaine, and Representatives Clark and Gomez for an event to introduce the “Child Care Stabilization Act.” John spoke about the importance of continuing adequate childcare funding and how the small business community would be negatively impacted if Congress allowed childcare funding to expire.
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Small Business Majority and Community Reinvestment Fund, USA launch matching tool on Venturize.org
A new partnership between Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) and Small Business Majority's Venturize platform is providing an expanded network of responsible small business lending partners and assistance providers to support entrepreneurs nationwide. Through CRF’s Connect2Capital tool, business owners can submit a form on Venturize to be matched with mission-driven small business lenders and other business support organizations.