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Small Employers Who Offer Health Care: Check Your Mailboxes

John Arensmeyer

Here’s a riddle for you. What did the small business owner do when she opened the letter from her health insurer?

If it’s Lynn Petrazzuolo we’re talking about, she did the happy dance. Because in that envelope was a $1428 rebate check from her health insurance carrier, who was reimbursing Lynn because it had failed to spend her premium dollars the way the new federal healthcare law requires.

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Pushing High-Income Tax Cut Under Small Business Guise: Not Good Fiscal Policy

John Arensmeyer

As the year progresses, small business owners are becoming increasingly iconic in Washington. In the latest round of legislative battles over whether to eliminate tax breaks for high-income earners, the small business voice is unscrupulously being leveraged to push a partisan agenda — an agenda that assumes small business owners are high-income earners. But there’s a problem. For the most part, they’re not. And the real voices of small business owners are fighting to be heard.

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After Blocking Small Business Jobs Bill, Congress Must Do Something to Help Entrepreneurs

John Arensmeyer

Lawmakers passed up a golden opportunity recently to shake the recession’s effects and put American small businesses back on the hiring track. Congress has a lot more work to do this summer if they plan to support entrepreneurship. Small businesses across the nation are poised for growth, and now is the time to facilitate their expansion by passing smart jobs legislation and helping them access capital.

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President’s Small Business Initiatives Target Entrepreneurs’ Key Areas of Concern

Rhett Buttle

Original statement issued on July 11, 2012:

The president announced today that he will instate a host of executive actions to help small businesses. The actions address key areas of concern for small businesses, including the lack of available credit, which plagues countless entrepreneurs trying to grow their businesses and create jobs.

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Plurality of Small Business Owners Want Healthcare Law Upheld; Only One-Third Want it Overturned

John Arensmeyer

Originally released June 14, 2012:

A plurality (50 percent) of small business owners want the healthcare reform law upheld—either as is or with minor changes—while only one-third want the Supreme Court to overturn it, according to opinion polling released today by Small Business Majority. However, after learning more about the law, a clear majority (56 percent) want it kept intact with, at most, only minor changes.

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Small Business Majority Joins Business Groups, Advocates, Officials in Celebrating National Small Business Week

Rhett Buttle

May 20-26 marks National Small Business Week, and over the next several days, Small Business Majority is joining a host of small business advocates and government agencies for events, conference calls and online seminars to honor our leading job creators—small business owners.

 

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Tax Credit Report: 7 in 10 Small Businesses Eligible for Combined $15.4 Billion in Healthcare Tax Credits

Since the enactment of federal health care reform, hundreds of thousands of small business owners across the country have been able to claim a tax credit for offering their employees health benefits — and millions more are eligible, according to a report released today by advocacy group Small Business Majority and consumer group Families USA. For tax year 2011, seven in 10 small businesses with 25 or fewer employees are eligible for the credit.

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