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What Small Business Owners Should Know About the Export-Import Bank

There are many complex policy issues that have a major impact on the small business community. Each week, we’re going to help break one of those issues down so small business owners can stay in the know and remain aware of their stake in these national issues. This week’s Issue Q&A is on the United States Export-Import Bank.

Q: What is the Ex-Im Bank?

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Cleaning Contractor Calls for Immigration Reform

Lorenzo Harris, CEO of Janico Building Services

Lorenzo Harris makes a living sweeping away the dirt. But he certainly is not swept away by the state of our nation’s current immigration system.

As the CEO and principal of Janico Building Services, a full-service building maintenance and cleaning contractor with 40 employees in Sacramento, Harris understands first-hand how undocumented immigrants affect the cleaning industry, particularly when it comes to the hiring process.

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One Year After Climate Action Plan, Small Business Owners Ready for Stronger Clean Energy Standards

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Administration’s release of its Climate Action Plan, which seeks to cut carbon emissions from power plants and prepare communities for the impacts of climate change. Reducing carbon emissions that contribute to climate change has huge impacts for small employers, the majority of whom support strong standards to increase energy innovation.

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Making a Case for Immigration Reform

Tsui Yee pours her family’s hard work and sacrifice into running a successful small business and a passionate stance on immigration.

As a founding partner of an immigration law firm, Guerrero Yee LLP, in New York City, it goes without saying that Yee avidly supports comprehensive immigration reform. But it’s her personal upbringing that really shapes her views.

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Talking Back Tuesday Survey: Minimum Wage

As part of our Talking Back Tuesday series, Small Business Majority is launching a new survey each week to get a better understanding of where small business owners stand on important issues.

This week’s issue is minimum wage. Our polling found that 57% support a federal increase in minimum wage to $10.10 an  hour, while a whopping 82% of small business owners already pay their employees more than the current federal minimum wage of $7.25. Now we want to hear from you directly. Take our survey and let us know your thoughts on minimum wage.

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Talking Back Tuesday Survey: Family Medical Leave

As part of our Talking Back Tuesday series, Small Business Majority is launching a new survey each week to get a better understanding of where small business owners stand on important issues.

This week’s issue is family medical leave. Our polling has found 4 out of 5 small business owners support the Family Medical Leave Act allowing employees to take job-protected leave. Now we want to hear from you directly. Take our survey and let us know your thoughts on family medical leave.

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Talking Back Tuesday Survey: Clean Energy

As part of our Talking Back Tuesday series, Small Business Majority is launching a new survey each week to get a better understanding of where small business owners stand on important issues.

This week’s issue is clean energy. Our polling has found that a vast majority of small businesses support standards from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce harmful emissions from power plants. Now we want to hear from you directly. Take our survey and let us know your thoughts on clean energy.

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There’s Still Time to Enroll for Health Coverage Before March 31 Deadline

As enrollment in the new individual health insurance marketplace quickly approaches the March 31 cut-off date, now is the time to act to get enrolled if you’re self-employed, or to help get your employees enrolled if you’re a small business owner who doesn’t offer coverage. Folks can enroll right up until March 31, so take a few minutes today or over the weekend and get covered.

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