Small Business Majority is enacting a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is recognized as the lifeforce of a thriving and inclusive economy in California. Our state’s 4.2 million small businesses employ 7.4 million people, which amounts to nearly half of the private workforce, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Small Business Majority’s Illinois policy agenda outlines policies that advance and promote equitable pathways for entrepreneurship while ensuring small businesses are key to a thriving and inclusive economy. The state’s 1.2 million small businesses employ 2.5 million people (about 45% of the private workforce), with firms of fewer than 20 employees creating the largest net job gains. Yet, Illinois small businesses continue to face setbacks stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Colorado.
Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Georgia. The state’s 1.2 million small businesses comprise 99.6% of all businesses in the state, and they employ 1.7 million residents—nearly half of all Georgia employees.
Small Business Majority’s policy agenda ensures that small business is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Wisconsin and advances policies that promote equitable pathways for entrepreneurship. The state’s 461,000 small businesses employed 1.3 million people in 2021, and small businesses have historically driven job growth . Yet, small businesses in Wisconsin continue to face setbacks from the COVID-19 crisis and struggle to access critical financing and resources.
Virginia is home to more than 795,000 small businesses, employing 1.6 million people and accounting for 99.5% of all businesses in Virginia.
On December 8, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director and National Quality Jobs Policy Director, Lindsey Vigoda, provided comments to the Colorado Prescription Affordability Board regarding affordability reviews of prescription drugs in Colorado, a key issue impacting Coloradans and small businesses alike.
On November 20, Small Business Majority filed an amicus brief alongside nearly 40 companies and individuals doing business in Texas before the Texas Supreme Court in the case of Zurawski v. Texas. The brief argues that the state's restrictive abortion bans are bad for the business community and are having a negative impact on the state’s economy—including an estimated $14.5 billion in lost revenue each year.
The Colorado Option was established by the Colorado Legislature to give the Division of Insurance the ability to develop standard benefit plans. This allows small businesses to easily compare and choose the plan that is right for them through the individual and small group marketplace.
On October 10, Small Business Majority's CEO and Founder John Arensmeyer submitted comments on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s proposed regulations for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The proposal would ensure comprehensive accommodations for employees during pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions because small business owners support measures that will bolster their employees’ health and financial security.