Access to capital

New Poll of Micro Businesses: Who They Are and What They Do for the Economy

Ben Geyerhahn

They’ve been in the spotlight for months, and the attention small businesses got during the first presidential debate sent them into the stratosphere in terms of media coverage. So let’s try to answer the question a lot of people are asking: who are these small business owners everyone’s talking about?

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.

Bipartisan Jobs Package Step in Right Direction for Small Firms Struggling with Access to Credit

Rhett Buttle

Original statement issued on March 22, 2012:

The bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which passed the Senate today after being previously approved by the House of Representatives, will help address one of small business owners biggest problems: a lack of access to credit. Recent opinion polling we released found 90 percent of small businesses say the availability of credit is a problem.

President’s Budget Focuses on Small Businesses’ Top Concerns

John Arensmeyer

Statement by John Arensmeyer on February 13, 2012:

The budget proposal President Obama released today keeps the spotlight trained on small businesses’ key concerns: enhancing access to credit, investing in job-creating infrastructure projects and boosting small business provisions in the Affordable Care Act.

The State of Small Business: Credit and Jobs Must be Addressed

John Arensmeyer

For too long, small businesses have been struggling to bear the brunt of the recession. Lending has all but dried up for small employers, and too many lawmakers are spending more time playing politics than working to pass smart legislation to help them. If small businesses are going to help fix our country’s employment problem, they need increased access to credit and smart jobs legislation. How do we know small business owners feel this way? We asked them.