Small Business News

| 21 Hats Podcast

This week, John Arensmeyer, founder and CEO of Small Business Majority, reminds us that the State Small Business Credit Initiative is sending billions of dollars through the states specifically for small businesses.

| Bizwomen

In a recent Small Business Majority survey of small-business owners who are parents or have employees who are parents, 59% said a lack of access to affordable child care is hindering their business growth.

| U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary Democrats

This bill is supported by Small Business Majority, Earth Justice, Coalition for Sensible Safeguards, and Center for American Progress.

| Common Dreams

The legislation—which is unlikely to get through the Republican-controlled House—is also supported by the Small Business Majority along with the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards, an alliance that includes the Center for American Progress, Earthjustice, and Public Citizen.

| Law 360

In a pair of amicus curiae briefs filed Monday, the National Women's Law Center and five other nonprofits, as well as the Small Business Majority and Main Street Alliance, told the court to deny a motion for a preliminary injunction from the 18 states

| The 19th

Another poll earlier this year by the Small Business Majority, an advocacy organization with 85,000 members, had similar findings: A third have lost revenue and earnings because of employees’ child care challenges.

| Denver Business Journal

A recent Small Business Majority survey of business owners revealed 59% believe lack of access to affordable care has hindered their business growth, 56% were forced to take time away from work and 39% lost out on business opportunities.

| DC Journal

If making health coverage more affordable for entrepreneurs and their employees through the ACA counts as some government conspiracy, count small businesses in and make the law better so that small firms can focus on expanding their businesses instead of worrying about the high cost of healthcare.

| Arkansas Advocate

In a statement to The Associated Press, Rachel Shanklin, National Women’s Entrepreneurship Director for Small Business Majority, said even the limited ruling from Louisiana would have a big impact by making it “more difficult — at least temporarily — for women in the workplace to access abortion care.”

| Associated Press

Rachel Shanklin, National Women’s Entrepreneurship Director for Small Business Majority, said even the limited ruling on Monday would have big impact by making it “more difficult -- at least temporarily -- for women in the workplace to access abortion care.” “Our research consistently finds that women entrepreneurs said the ability to choose if and when to start a family played a significant role in their ability to advance their careers and launch their small businesses,” Shanklin said in a statement.

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