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. 

We are excited to announce the return of our digital small business holiday gift guide in time for Small Business Saturday. This online directory is a great way for you to freely promote your business and your products this holiday season. Approved applicants will be featured in the holiday guide on our website from November 22, 2021 - January 1, 2022 and will be provided with a promotional toolkit to share the gift guide with your customers. 

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.

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. 

Small Business Majority recently launched its new Alliance for a Resilient Small Business Economy to convene a diverse group of stakeholders in pursuit of a common goal: To break down systemic barriers that currently block equitable access to business capital and assistance. 

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.

Get Involved & Learn

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 18, 2021
Webinar | CO

The decisions we make on the ballot are important. Count Me In believes the best decision-makers are informed decision-makers. This year, Colorado voters will have the opportunity to vote on three statewide ballots measures. Do you know what’s on your ballot?


Join Small...

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Presentation | GA

Changes to state-level policy can have profound impacts on small businesses and entrepreneurs. Advocacy is an opportunity for small business owners to achieve systemic change towards wealth equity and policies that support a vibrant startup community.


Join Small Business...

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Webinar | GA

Join Small Business Majority, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Georgia District Office for a free webinar as we discuss updates to new and existing federal aid for small businesses impacted by COVID-19,...

Friday, October 22, 2021
Webinar | CA

Please join California Association of Microenterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) and Small Business Majority as we discuss national and state policy updates that impact small business owners in California.


Topics of discussion will include:


  • ...

Monday, October 25, 2021
Webinar | CA

Join the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Small Business Majority to learn about the California Rebuilding Fund. This is a long-term recovery loan program designed to help California's smallest business owners who need...

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Roundtable | National

Women own 95% of child care businesses, which provide an essential service to working parents, yet lack of business funds and the industry's slim profit margins stall incomes of both owners and employees, who are also predominantly women.


In celebration of National Women's...

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Conference | GA

The pandemic has created economic uncertainty worldwide, especially for women and minority-owned businesses. In honor of National Women's Business Month, please join the Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project (WEOP), The Coalition of Women’s Economic Network (COWEN),...

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Webinar | CA

Small businesses in the Central Valley now have access to Fund Fresno, a free cutting-edge tool to connect them to technical assistance experts! This tool, designed in partnership with Access Plus Capital, is designed to help small businesses owners navigate the resources they need...

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Webinar | 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.


Join us for a free webinar to learn about Kiva's zero-interest loan program for...

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Workshop | CO

Please join Small Business Majority and Good Business Colorado for a three-part workshop series aimed at helping you improve the retention and wellbeing of your employees.

Topics include:

  • Strategies and resources for people-centered management
  • Tools to...

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Webinar | CA

Please join Small Business Majority and state officials from the California State Treasurer’s Office as we provide an overview of programs available that can help your small business save for the future.


Topics of discussion will include:

  • Federal...

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

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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 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 »
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.