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Venturize: Get on the path to business success

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 decisions for their business. We also help small businesses get connected to trusted local providers that can help their enterprises grow. 

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IT wizard and career coach adapts her firm to help other small businesses

A native Indian living in Johns Creek, Georgia, Preeti Tanwar has mastered the art of resilience through her IT firm HiEd Success. Passionate about her work and helping others, Preeti launched her business in 2017 with the sole purpose of providing cost-effective, customized solutions and services to higher education institutions and educational technology companies with a focus in process automation and analytics. 

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After facing a trio of setbacks, party supplier says her fate is hanging by a thread

With a degree in Business Administration and a desire to achieve the American dream, Aracely Garcia moved from Guatemala to the United States in 1995. She says her life hasn't been the same since she became co-owner of La Fiesta Party Supplies & Gifts, an import and export distributor of party supplies located in Los Angeles.

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Small Business Majority Survey: Small business owners at their breaking point, need additional stimulus relief

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Small Business Majority
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

As Congress continues to debate the next round of stimulus relief, Small Business Majority surveyed its national network of small business owners to gauge their views on key small business proposals currently on the table. The survey results highlight a number of issues that need to be taken into consideration while finalizing these proposals and reveal that the clock will run out for many of our nation’s small businesses if help doesn’t arrive soon. 

Small Business Majority Recommends Changes to the Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act

Today, Small Business Majority shared a letter with Senators Rubio, Cardin, Shaheen and Collins on recommendations for changes for S, 4321, the Continuing Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act. S, 4321 is a starting point in addressing the lack of flexibility that small business owners who participated in PPP are facing. However, the legislation requires critical changes to provide enough comprehensive changes that entrepreneurs need to sustain their businesses. 

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Immigrant entrepreneur weathers many storms to continue her design dreams

Daisy Bedoya was already struggling to make ends meet when the coronavirus pandemic forced her to close her business for a few months, leaving her with mounting debt. Graphx Designs and Concepts is a graphic design company that creates posters, LED light displays, window lettering and more in Largo, Florida. 

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Small Business Majority Asks for Inclusion of S. 4117, Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act in Next Relief Package

Today, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to include S. 4117, the Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act, in the next relief package. This bill would provide automatic forgiveness for all Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $150,000, while also ensuring fraud protections are in place. Loans under $150,000 represent only 26% of the PPP funds disbursed, and the overwhelming majority of these loans likely went to the most vulnerable, COVID-19 impacted businesses. 

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California business owner credits her community’s support for her reopening success

Two heads are better than one, and Mar Y Sol Alvarado and her husband Alfred are a clear example of this adage. As the owners of Alro Window Coverings—an installation service company in Mountain View, Calif.—Alfred brings his entrepreneurial knowledge to the table, matched with Mar’s business development experience from working in nonprofit organizations for more than 10 years.

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Small Business Majority Provides Written Testimony for Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion

Small Business Majority submitted written testimony for the record for the House Committee on Financial Service's Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion's, "Access Denied: Challenges for Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses Accessing Capital and Financial Services" hearing. The contributions of entrepreneurs of color and women to our local and national economies cannot be overlooked.

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PPP fails Florida solo-entrepreneur, but she continues to learn and grow

Lisa Romer King’s business plan was born while studying for her M.A. in Business Management when a professor tasked her with writing a business proposal. The assignment sparked something in Lisa and she decided she had to follow through on her idea and bring King's Professional Networking and Placement to life. 

For the past three years, Lisa has been running the business she dreamed of out of Lauderhill, Florida where she serves as a mediator, public notary, credit educator and business advisor to members of her community.  

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