Small Business Majority

Our new poll reveals that small businesses believe the federal government should take steps to address the cost of care and they strongly support several legislative solutions. Additionally, the poll found that a lack of affordable and accessible childcare is a barrier to small business formation (58%) and growth (59%) for many entrepreneurs.

Small business owners join White House Regional Business Leader Summit

On March 15, Small Business Majority network members, alongside other small business owners and advocates, attended the White House's inaugural Regional Business Leader Summit to discuss how to help Main Street thrive with the U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman and other members of the Biden-Harris Administration! It was inspiring to see so many small business owners come together to talk about solutions to today’s biggest small business issues.

In 2018, Lauren Coleman started The Sursy with the vision to build a bespoke hospitality brand that owns, designs, and operates a portfolio of unique properties across the Southwest. She owns the White Swan Motel in Lakewood, Colorado (to become Loveland House Hotel) and Mellow Moon Lodge, Rodeo Mercantile, and the Moon Bar & Lounge in Del Norte, Colorado.

On our resource portal Venturize, we are compiling information on new funding opportunities, relevant tips and resources on building more resilient small businesses.

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. 

What we do

Education & resources

We provide a suite of educational programs and resources to small business owners, their employees and self-employed entrepreneurs to empower them to start and grow their enterprises and maximize their economic prosperity.

Policy & advocacy

We develop and support policies at the state and federal level that benefit the entire small business ecosystem—ranging from access to responsible capital, healthcare and other essential benefits, and promoting fair competition.

Research & Insights

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 complex small business issues.

Get Involved & Learn

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Workshop | CA

As California faces a projected budget shortfall from $38 billion to $73 billion over the next three years, large corporate profits continue to soar and are near record highs. Yet, these corporations pay about half of what they did in state taxes a generation ago. Meanwhile, small business...

Thursday, June 20, 2024
Workshop | National

Our nation's healthcare affordability crisis not only harms patients and their families, it is actively hurting workers and small business owners. High and rising hospital prices are a hidden driver of stagnating wages for workers and higher operating costs for small business owners. 

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Thursday, June 20, 2024
Expo/Fair | CO

Join Small Business Majority, The Latino Chamber, Boulder SBDC and the Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder for the Bilingual Small Business Conference & Expo. With a focus on bilingual communication and cultural understanding, this event provides a unique platform for entrepreneurs to...

Saturday, June 22, 2024
Roundtable | GA

Join Small Business Majority and Poder Latinx for a small business roundtable, as we delve into the invaluable benefits of paid family and medical leave. Discover how offering this essential support can not only foster a more resilient and compassionate workplace culture but also enhance...

Thursday, July 11, 2024
Webinar | National

Did you know 70% of women will become pregnant while employed, and 80% of those women will work until the final month of their pregnancy?


Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Webinar | CO;MT;ND;SD;UT;WY

Recruiting and retaining a strong workforce is one of the top issues facing small business owners today. Apprenticeships are often great ways for small businesses to tap into a skilled workforce and grow their talent pipeline with on site work experience. Join this webinar to learn how...

Thursday, September 19, 2024
Webinar | CO;MT;ND;SD;UT;WY

Recent technology has advanced entrepreneurs and their ability to reach customers and innovate to create efficiency within their businesses. However, these gifts also pose a threat to the security of the nation’s small business owners. Join this webinar to learn the basics about artificial...

Tuesday, October 15, 2024
Webinar | CO;MT;ND;SD;UT;WY

Government procurement contracts are a fantastic opportunity to grow one’s small business. However, there are many different cybersecurity requirements that the Department of Defense obligates contracts to meet. Join this webinar to learn about Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)...

Resources

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.

Action Center

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.

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.

Spotlight

News

Recent Developments

Featured
Small Business Majority network members participate in the White House’s Midwest Regional Small Business Summit

On May 31, Small Business Majority network members, alongside other small business owners and advocates, attended the White House’s inaugural Midwest Regional Small Business Summit. The entrepreneurs met with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and other Biden-Harris administration officials to discuss how to help Main Street thrive.

Small Business Majority and Main Street Alliance send a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees

On June 11, Small Business Majority, Main Street Alliance and 20 small business advocacy and service-oriented organizations sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees explaining why we oppose proposed budget cuts in the House’s FY2025 Financial Services and General Government funding bill. The legislation would significantly reduce funding for the Small Business Administration, Department of the Treasury and Federal Trade Commission, all of which play a critical role in ensuring small businesses have access to the resources and capital needed to grow and thrive.

Read the letter
New poll: Small businesses share views on community safety

On June 5, Small Business Majority released a new poll of brick-and-mortar small businesses that provides insights into their views on public safety in their communities. The survey reveals that these small business owners are more concerned about economic issues that impact their businesses than crime in their communities.

Read the report
Small Business Majority network member testifies on price gouging

On May 22, Small Business Majority network member Alap Vora testified at a U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs subcommittee hearing on inflation and shrinkflation, and their impacts on small businesses. He explained how unexpected price hikes, deceptive and unclear fees from large distributing companies, and shrinkflation continue to place disproportionate impacts on small shop owners like himself.

Small Business Majority speaks at the American Economic Liberties Project's 2024 Anti-Monopoly Summit

On May 21, Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer spoke at the American Economic Liberties Project's 2024 Anti-Monopoly Summit about the importance of forging ties between labor and small business as a way to reduce corporate power. He noted that small businesses are looking for a level playing field with free and fair competition so they have the opportunity to thrive. 

Watch the recording
Small Business Majority network members submit testimony on the need to address racial disparities in federal programs

On May 6, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a field hearing in Maryland entitled "Promoting Opportunity: The Need for Targeted Federal Business Programs to Address Ongoing Racial Discrimination." Small Business Majority network members Hyacinth Tucker and Brenda Doles submitted written testimony on barriers they've encountered as minority small business owners and how policymakers can help address discrimination and promote diversity through federal procurement programs. 

New poll: Small businesses support policy solutions to address America's childcare challenges

On April 9, Small Business Majority released a new poll that reveals that small businesses believe the federal government should take steps to address the cost of care and they strongly support several legislative solutions. Additionally, the poll found that a lack of affordable and accessible childcare is a barrier to small business formation (58%) and growth (59%) for many entrepreneurs.

Read the report
Small Business Majority network members meet with SBA Administrator Guzman

On April 4, Small Business Majority network members Brendan Mccluskey, Shelley Mills and Teaera Strum joined U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Congressman Kweisi Mfume and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott to discuss the impact of the Key Bridge collapse on small businesses and learn about the SBA's economic recovery efforts. 

New poll: Small business owners support expanding access to occupational licensing for justice-impacted individuals

On April 3, Small Business Majority released new polls in Illinois, North Carolina and Texas that reveal small business owners support reforms that remove barriers to occupational licensing for justice-impacted individuals, as well as measures to end debt-based drivers license suspensions. Additionally, the polls find that entrepreneurs are struggling to recruit and retain qualified workers amidst a workforce shortage, and that these reforms would allow them to access an underutilized workforce.

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Small Business Majority participates in the Small Business Administration's Child Care Conference

On March 25, National Small Business Council member Janna Rodriguez and Small Business Majority Government Affairs Director Alexis D’Amato attended the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA's) first Child Care Conference. Janna also participated in a roundtable at the White House with SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman where small business owners, SBA resource partners and childcare providers discussed the administrator’s vision for improving the childcare ecosystem.