Small Business News

| Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

"Colorado small business owners and self-employed applicants are looking forward to the launch of the Colorado FAMLI program, which will allow employers to offer access to a benefit that is important to supporting their workforce," said Lindsey Vigoda, Colorado Director for Small Business Majority.

| Public News Service

Richard Gordon, an independent insurance broker, said it is time to do some research, and find out what your options are. His is one of many small businesses offering community outreach events to help people to sign up for coverage online.

| Inland Empire Business Journal

Of all the ways of starting a new business, one that included the purchase of a Nigerian dwarf goat named Barnaby was not on the mind of Michele Jimenez.

| Hypepotamus

A survey from the nonprofit Small Business Majority this summer found that one in three businesses felt they could not survive another three months in business “without additional capital” or if the macro-economic climate took a turn.

| Capitol Beat

“We are happy to see Governor Kemp acknowledging the importance of creating small business equity with the announcement of the Small Business and Supplier Diversity Initiative Report,” said Rachel Shanklin, Georgia director of Small Business Majority, a small-business advocacy group.

| U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

This legislation is endorsed by the Mission Lenders Working Group, the National Association of Development Companies, the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, the Association of Entreprise Opportunity, and Small Business Majority.

| Responsible Business for Initiative for Justice
| California Healthline

“Small businesses and their employees are struggling to afford health care,” said Bianca Blomquist, California policy director for the Small Business Majority lobbying group. “When the individual mandate was established, the understanding was that even though the money is going to the general fund, it would be spent on affordability assistance in Covered California. That’s a big reason we supported it.”

| The Gazette Colorado Springs

Infrastructure investments in broadband support the growth of a vibrant freelance and entrepreneurial economy that relies on the internet to access markets, customers, and services to support operations. Broadband access is critical to supporting small business innovation, particularly those in rural and underserved communities.

| Puget Sound Business Journal

According to a recent poll by Small Business Majority, 84% of small business owners favor this legislation to provide meaningful second chances and open up the talent pool for companies across the country.