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.
Today, Public Policy Director, Awesta Sarkash, submitted a letter of support to the Virginia House Committee on Appropriations in support of HB 419, which would close the gap on childcare investments in the state. Prioritizing childcare, in all its forms, is an investment that will have greater returns for Virginians and small businesses alike.
On November 17, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director and National Quality Jobs Policy Director, Lindsey Vigoda, submitted comments to the Colorado Department of Early Childhood Education regarding the proposed permanent rules for family childcare homes (FCCH).
On August 1, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment, Division Family and Medical Leave Insurance, to provide comments on the Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) rulemaking process, in particular the rules around self-employed enrollment. As we approach the 2024 FAMLI benefit rollout, it’s more important than ever to ensure the rules governing this critical program are inclusive, equitable and fair for Coloradans, especially for small business owners, their employees and t
On April 4, Small Business Majority's California Policy Director Bianca Blomquist submitted a letter in support of AB 1392, legislation that would require large hospitals to submit a plan to the California Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) to increase procurement from minority, women, LGBT, and disabled veteran business enterprises.
Vanessa Avalos noticed a need for bilingual education for young children in her community, and she immediately decided to execute on it. She launched Luna y Cielo, a play café and Spanish learning center to aid Latino and Hispanic mothers in raising bilingual, bicultural and biliterate children.
Small Business Majority is happy to support SB 972, which will remove barriers to accessing food vending permits by modernizing the California Retail Food Code (CRFC). The legislation will bring thousands of micro-entrepreneurs into a more equitable and well-regulated food economy while enhancing critical health and food safety regulation.
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.
Children admire their parents’ careers, and often emulate the kinds of jobs they perform: they want to be firefighters, police officers, teachers, doctors, lawyers and so forth. This was also the case for Celia Rudder, who wanted to be like her father from an early age and become an entrepreneur in Greensboro, N.C. Although she wasn’t encouraged to follow in his footsteps, she eventually took over her father’s business after he passed away.
Lauren Fontaine’s small business, Blackscriptions, is a quarterly subscription box full of goodies from a selection of Black-owned businesses. What’s different about this subscription? There are a couple of things, the most significant being its objective. Lauren calls her boxes a conduit, connecting others to Black-owned businesses needing further support and sales.
“I launched Blackscriptions out of my desire to economically uplift and empower Black-owned businesses,” Lauren said.