Access to capital

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.


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. 


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

Small Business Majority
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.

Celebrating Hispanic Entrepreneurship Twitter Chat Recap

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we co-hosted a Twitter chat with Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), Support Latino Businesses and America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) to share opportunities and challenges facing Hispanic and Latino small business owners. 

Below is a brief recap of the questions and a sample of the great tips and information shared during the chat. 


Latino business owner highlights the importance of helping entrepreneurs access capital

When Ramon Alvarez was 9 years old, his family moved to a small ranch just outside of Fresno, California. He worked to help his family make a living until he left for school. While working to pay his way through college, he fell in love with retail. 

After years of gaining experience at corporations like Home Depot, where he oversaw the opening of stores across the U.S. and in South America, he fulfilled his dream of opening a business of his own with his wife. 


Small Business Majority supports H.R. 6814 the Small Business Fair Debt Collection Act

Today, John Arensmeyer submitted a letter to Chairwoman Waters (D-CA-29) and Ranking Member McHenry (R-NC-10) of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services urging passage of HR 6814. The Small Business Fair Debt Collection Act extends protections under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) to small businesses with loans or obligations that are less than $2.5 million to ensure debt collectors have guardrails on what they can do to collect these debts.


Small Business Majority supports expansion of small business borrower protections

Small Business Majority writes in strong support of AB 2314, which would require any commercial financing products that leverage state funding—such as loan guarantee programs—to include several financing rights and protections for small business borrowers.


Business organizations support preserving SSBCI

Today, Small Business Majority and more than 50 small business organizations sent a letter to Congressional leaders underscoring the importance to preserve the $10 billion allocated to the State Small Business Credit Initiative program. As representatives of small businesses around the country, our organizations know firsthand that access to capital can determine the success of any small business and that is why we rise to show our support for preserving a program that is instrumental in helping small business owners access much-needed capital.



Financial experts weigh in on the importance of National Financial Literacy Month for small business

In April, we celebrate National Financial Literacy Month, which serves as an opportunity to review your finances, assess your financial literacy and how it can help you take your business to the next level. In celebration of this special month, we reached out to some of our Venturize partners to get their thoughts on National Financial Literacy Month, key advice for business owners, and how their organizations work to support the small business ecosystem.


Small Business Majority writes in support of California's FY22-23 budget proposals

On April 8, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to the Chairwoman and Vice Chairman of Budget & Fiscal Review Committee in support of Governor Newsom's proposed budget, which includes critical funding and measures to support small business recovery.