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Small Businesses Willing to Go the Distance on Long-Term Unemployment

John Arensmeyer

If there’s one thing small business owners are always on the lookout for, it’s talent. Talented employees help them grow and thrive. But simply keeping their eyes peeled isn’t always good enough — often times they have to find creative ways to suss out the best and the brightest.


Immigration: Small businesses want reform bill

It’s disappointing the U.S. House of Representatives has yet to move forward on the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill.

Small businesses have voiced their strong support for immigration reform because they believe it will be good for our country and for small businesses, while providing major economic benefits. The failure to address this issue doesn’t do our primary job creators or our still-struggling economy any favors.


Policymaker To-Do List for 2014: Fortify Small Business and Middle Class

Every year around this time, we think about what the year ahead might bring and how we can make it better than the last. To make 2014 a success, we must find ways to bolster our still-recovering economy. Supporting the middle class is one way to do that. A recent study indicates income inequality is at the highest it’s been in 100 years, with the top 10 percent of earners taking more than half the country’s total income in 2012.


New Head of Healthcare.gov to Bring Experience and Expertise To Online Marketplace

Today’s announcement that Kurt DelBene is taking over the helm of Healthcare.gov is welcome news for small businesses and consumers who are looking forward to using the website to shop for health coverage. DelBene has shown expertise in managing teams and solving complex technology projects during his time as president of the Microsoft Office Division.


Small Business Majority Talks Healthcare Reform with Farm Businesses

With full implementation of healthcare reform just a few weeks away, our team is working harder than ever to educate small business owners across the nation about the new health insurance marketplaces. In fact, last month alone we held nearly 100 outreach events for small business owners. We also recently launched a series of websites that walk small business owners through the small business marketplaces and provide resources that will help them begin the enrollment process.


Our Unmatched Role in the Upcoming Health Exchange Enrollment

Health insurance marketplaces, being set up under the new healthcare law, will be implemented on Oct. 1. Despite the law being more than 3 years old, anything surrounding it, including these insurance marketplaces–the most important provision for small business owners–remains a hotbed of controversy and confusion for many small business owners. Enter Small Business Majority – the leading organization in the nation in terms of educating small business owners about the Affordable Care Act and these new health exchanges.


Health Insurance Marketplaces Still Crucial for Entrepreneurs, Despite Month Delay in Ability to Enroll Online

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on the announcement today that online enrollment for small business exchanges in some states will be delayed a month

The announcement today that the ability for small businesses to enroll online in some small business health insurance marketplaces is delayed for a month is disappointing, but doesn’t change the fact that these exchanges will still be open for business on October 1 and coverage will begin as scheduled on Jan. 1, 2014.