Small Business News

| Women We Admire

Xiomara Peña is responsible for organizational visibility by leading Small Business Majority’s Outreach and Engagement departments. Working with other senior executives of Small Business Majority, Xiomara plans, develops and drives initiatives for the organization towards building a more inclusive and equitable economy that directly benefits entrepreneurs in underserved communities.

| Chalkbeat Colorado

A new coalition of Colorado groups wants to reform the state tax code to pump more public money into child care and other types of caregiving, including K-12 education, nursing, support for people with disabilities, and hospice. These organizations currently make up the coalition: Small Business Majority.

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

“We're pleased Senator Cardin has reintroduced the New Start Act to make it easier for justice-impacted people to launch their own businesses and pursue the American dream,” said Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer. “Supporting entrepreneurial development programs for formerly incarcerated individuals will help more people, especially those who are often shut out of the labor market, create their own jobs by starting small businesses, which will benefit our economy overall.”

| Denver Business Journal

Lindsey Vigoda, Colorado director for the Small Business Majority, said in a statement that the legislation would help the state's small businesses, which continue to struggle with the cost of heath care as a top concern. “We are happy to support this legislation that will curb fees, make healthcare more transparent, and give entrepreneurs the relief from rising healthcare costs they’ve been calling for,” she said.

| Sixty35 Media

Proposition 121 — the voter-approved measure that reduced Colorado’s flat income tax rate from 4.55 percent to 4.40 percent, retroactive for tax year 2022 — and some Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights restrictions have limited the budget lawmakers have to work with, says Lindsey Vigoda, Colorado director of Small Business Majority.

| Get in Motion

En éste episodio, Jessica Anguiano nos habla sobre cómo prepararse para que le autoricen el prestamo para su negocio.

| CalMatters

Some advocacy groups say they’re dismayed that increased cost-sharing is “not a priority for Gov. Newsom.” The majority of small business owners are middle-income Californians who often have trouble affording health insurance and find it too expensive to offer to their employees, said Bianca Blomquist, California policy and outreach director for the Small Business Majority.

| Associated Press

For Leslie Allison-Seei, who runs a promotion and sweepstakes management company with her husband in DuPage county, taking care of their three full-time employees is a priority, but it is “difficult” to compete with corporate paid time off policies.

| Patch

A recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution covered the 30th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act, which was an important first step in providing job-protected leave for qualifying employers and employees. However, this policy fails to address the needs of our 21st century economy, particularly Georgia small businesses that cannot afford to offer paid family leave on their own.

| Paychex Thrive

On this episode of Paychex THRIVE, host Gene Marks is talking to the Founder and CEO of the Small Business Majority, John Arensmeyer. Listen in as he talks about some of the key topics facing business owners including, navigating inflation, the importance of childcare on you and your employees, keeping your employees top of mind, and much more.