Small Business News

| US Senate Committee on Finance

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today unveiled an updated version of the Billionaires Income Tax, which would ensure billionaires pay tax every year, just like working Americans. John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority Founder & CEO: “Small businesses believe it's time for wealthy Americans to pay their fair share in taxes and stop benefiting from an unfair tax system that has disadvantaged entrepreneurs for decades…”

| Patch

Entrepreneur, Dr. Cindy Banton, writes a letter in support of the Build Back Better plan, which includes vital investments for small business recovery.

| Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)

On this episode of BPC Weekly, a conversation with former Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska on his new book “Death of the Senate,” and how the institution can come back to life. Also featured is a conversation with two members of BPC’s new Small Business Administration Task Force, Awesta Sarkash and Ryan Metcalf.

| WISBusiness

“Today’s failed vote by the U.S. Senate to allow the debate to even start on the Freedom to Vote Act is disappointing news for entrepreneurs,” said John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority. “Protecting the right to vote for all Americans, especially those who have been marginalized, is critical to creating an equitable path to entrepreneurship and an inclusive economy.

| PoliticusUSA

“Today’s failed vote by the U.S. Senate to allow the debate to even start on the Freedom to Vote Act is disappointing news for entrepreneurs,” said John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority. “Protecting the right to vote for all Americans, especially those who have been marginalized, is critical to creating an equitable path to entrepreneurship and an inclusive economy.”

| Homeland Security Today

Through public convenings, private deliberations, and extensive consultation with small business owners, entrepreneurs, and subject-matter experts, the task force will develop evidence-based recommendations for Congress and the Biden administration. In particular, the task force will work to inform bipartisan SBA reauthorization in the near future. Awesta Sarkash, government affairs director, of the Small Business Majority is a member of the task force.

| Press Release Desk

Join the Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE), Groupon, the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Small Business Majority, and the Women's Business Development Center for Women's Webinar Wednesday to learn about no-cost resources to help your business, such as one-on-one advising, Venturize resource hub, certifications, and additional resources.

| St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Missouri recently began to process applications for its Medicaid expanded eligibility criteria — and an estimated 275,000 low-income adults in the state are now eligible for coverage. With the expansion officially underway, small and rural businesses stand a chance to access affordable health care, which would provide significant relief for those who need health services and are struggling to recover from the pandemic.

| Morning Brew

The Biden administration announced on September 9 that small businesses with more than 100 employees would need to mandate vaccinations or carry out weekly Covid tests. ...Although some small business owners were shocked by the bold and sweeping actions, others have felt relief and welcomed the mandate.

| Arizona Daily Independent

Access to affordable healthcare, child care, paid family leave and other critical issues should be a concern for every Arizonian and American alike.

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