Access to capital

Small Business Majority testifies in support of Truth in Lending Act protections for small businesses

On March 28, Small Business Majority's Illinois Director Tasha Brown testified before the Illinois House Financial Institutions and Licensing Committee on behalf of HB 2234, legislation that would enact critical protections for small business borrowers in Illinois.

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Small Business Majority testifies in support of TILA protections for small business borrowers

On February 23, Small Business Majority's Public Policy Director Awesta Sarkash testified before the Connecticut Joint Committee on Banking in support of SB 1032, which would enact critical protections for small business borrowers in Connecticut that are falling prey to predatory lending practices.

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Meet our Outreach Team – Tasha Brown

Small Business Majority’s Outreach Team advocates for entrepreneurs on two fronts: It supports policies that benefit small firms and it offers workshops and events that help small business owners grow their companies. We have found this work to be even more important as small businesses experience rising inflation, supply chain disruptions and workforce challenges in the aftermath of the pandemic.

This week we are spotlighting Tasha Brown, Small Business Majority’s Midwest Director, to let small business owners know how our team members can assist them.

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Small Business Majority and partner organizations in Georgia oppose legislation failing to require APR disclosures

On February 21, Small Business Majority, LISC Atlanta, New Town Macon, the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative and Albany Community Together, Inc. submitted a letter to the Georgia House Committee on Banks and Banking in opposition to HB 84, legislation that would make Georgia small businesses vulnerable to non-transparent financing providers by failing to require all providers to disclose the annual percentage rate (APR) or estimated APR. 

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Colorado childcare provider weighs in on challenges for rural small businesses

Diane Hernandez knows from raising her own four children and one grandchild how hard it is to get quality childcare in her small, rural town of Julesburg, Colo. 

So after retiring from retail management, she decided to take a leap of faith and opened a home-based, licensed childcare business in January 2020. 

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Small Business Majority Submits Comment to the Federal Register on SBLC

Today, John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO, submitted a comment to the Federal Register regarding the U.S. Small Business Administration's Small Business Lending Moratorium Recission and Removal of the Requirement for a Loan Authorization proposed rule. The Agency’s attempt to increase access to capital for minority and other under-resourced entrepreneurs is admirable, but the rules are not clear enough and do not properly address the process by which new licensees will be chosen nor the standards they will be held to.

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The agenda for New Mexico's entrepreneurs

Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in New Mexico. New Mexico's 154,000 plus small businesses account for 99% of all businesses in the state and employ more than half of workers in the state, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

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2022 The Bottom Line Webinar Series

This fall, The Bottom Line webinar series has brought together U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) officials, small business advocates and subject matter experts for discussions on how to address the economic challenges facing small businesses today. Through these webinars, members of the small business community have been connected to tools and resources for long-term, stable growth. 

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Small businesses optimistic about the future, despite concerns about inflation and barriers to capital

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Small Business Majority
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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Entrepreneurs continue to navigate a number of challenges operating their businesses, more than two years since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Small Business Majority and Start Small Think Big surveyed small business owners and managers in their networks to understand their current business conditions, how they are faring amid rising inflation, and what they need to maintain and grow their businesses over the next six months to a year.

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