SBDC partners and supporters celebrate the day by participating in the national SBDC Day Ambassador program, designed for organizations and businesses to get involved in SBDC Day and show their support through social media, blogs, and newsletters. We are incredibly grateful to these sixty-nine organizations for their support of SBDC Day; Small Business Majority.
Small Business News
ABC News’ Elizabeth Schulze reports on the debate raging over a proposed Federal Trade Commission policy that would ban non-compete clauses in contracts. SBM network member Clifton Broumand shares his story.
Have you ever wondered if your employees need personal help, when it comes to mental health, if they are under stress? If your employees are fine, your business will most likely be fine, and if your employees are bad, your business will most likely be affected. And to talk about it we have our guest Jessica Anguiano.
One common challenge faced by low-income earners and the self-employed is accessing loans from banks, insurance services from insurers, and even rental agreements from landlords (Vanderkam, 2009). This challenge has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic (Small Business Majority, 2021).
“Small Business Majority is happy to support the 2023 Chicago Job Creators Quest grant. The experience of reviewing the grant applicant pitch videos was truly inspiring and gave us a deeper understanding of the challenges and triumphs faced by small business owners in the state of Illinois.” said Tasha Brown, Midwest Director of Small Business Majority.
Most entrepreneurs need loans of $50,000 or less to start their business, according to Small Business Majority, a national organization that supports small business owners. But Awesta Sarkash, public policy director of the organization, explains that an ambiguous SBA rule requiring that applicants exhibit “good character” in order to receive loans and contracts likely causes the agency to reject submissions from justice-involved borrowers.
Small Business Majority provides resources and tools that can help. Through Venturize, Small Business Majority offers a resource hub for small business success.
At Man & Machine, a small business that manufactures keyboards in Maryland, some employees have signed noncompete agreements.
But CEO Clifton Broumand said he supports the FTC's proposed rule, saying it would allow him to recruit from a bigger pool of workers without fearing legal action from their employers.