Small Business News

| The Durango Herald

"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 Colorado Director for Small Business Majority Lindsey Vigoda, in a news release. “We know that many small businesses want to offer paid family and medical leave but simply can't afford to do so on their own.

| Idaho State Journal

The Mighty Microgreen represented Idaho in the 2022 Small Business Majority Gift Guide. “Small Business Majority is a nationwide group that supports women and the minority with small businesses,” Clayson said. “They put out a gift guide each year and they give the opportunity to businesses from each state to be featured, and I was chosen to represent Idaho. I was pretty excited because what I'm doing is unique.”

| Las Cruces Sun News

A recent article “Paid family and medical leave proposal returning to NM Legislature” highlighted the importance of passing a robust state paid leave policy, a critical proposal for New Mexican small businesses and their employees that will be considered once again by the New Mexico Legislature.

| Associated Press

During the pandemic Peter Makin, owner of Brilliant Books bookstore in Traverse City, Michigan, created or expanded other revenue streams such as a book subscription service, holiday-themed boxes of books, and providing book fairs for local schools.

| Denver7

“I think small businesses like mine really struggle to match the kind of benefits packages that larger corporations have to offer,” said Emilie Aries, founder and CEO of Bossed Up.

| The Wall Street Journal

Inflation has clouded Nancy Clark’s plans to quickly repay the $52,400 loan taken out by Trails End Ice Cream, which operates three ice cream shops and a concession trailer in North Conway, N.H.

| Department of Health & Human Services

Husbands Josh and Ross are both self-employed. Josh as an Urban planner and Ross as a salon owner. Employer based health insurance was not an option. Neither was not having health insurance, especially since Josh has born with a pre-existing condition, a congenital heart defect. enabled them to grow their careers while getting an affordable plan that provides peace of mind.

| Center for American Progress

Seventy-three percent of small-business owners agree that the current tax code benefits the welfare of large corporations over small businesses. Georgia small-business owner Markela Taylor is tired of seeing small businesses getting the short end of the stick.