Small Business News

| Small Business Trends

The Bill received endorsement from Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer. “The legislation includes measures that small businesses across the country have been calling for nearly a year.

| Tax Notes

But small businesses have been more supportive, with the Small Business Majority saying in an August 5 letter to Congress that the bill will help by “closing tax loopholes and ensuring that large corporations are held accountable and pay their fair share.”

| The Veterans Radio Show

Josaline Cuesta, California Program Director at Small Business Majority. Small Business Majority is a national small business organization that empowers America's diverse entrepreneurs to build a thriving and equitable economy. Let's hear all about it!

| The Colorado Springs Business Journal

Colorado’s bipartisan hospital transparency law — designed to shield patients against surprise medical billing and save them money — kicks in Aug. 10.

Lindsey Vigoda, Colorado director of the Small Business Majority, said rising health care costs and associated surprise fees “create barriers to entrepreneurship. This is why we are happy that Governor Jared Polis has signed HB22-1284 Health Insurance Surprise Billing Protections and HB22-1285 Prohibit Collection Hospital Not Disclosing Prices into law...

| bizTimes

A national poll conducted by Small Business Majority found that when trying to navigate the federal funding programs during the pandemic, small minority businesses reported that applying for these programs was incredibly complicated. Of the minority businesses that applied for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), 57% said the application process was difficult and only 33% received the full amount of the loan requested.

| Charleston Gazette-Mail

Small Business Majority, a national small business organization, submitted a letter to congressional leadership last week supporting the bill, saying it would help level the playing field for small businesses by lowering prescription drug costs hurting small business owners’ bottom lines and imposing

| Black Enterprise

The advocacy group Small Business Majority revealed in a survey last month that roughly 1 in 3 small businesses could not continue for over three months without extra capital changing business conditions, The New York Times reported. Some 44% of small businesses surveyed in the second quarter for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Index cited inflation as their biggest concern.

| Dallas Express

According to the nonprofit Small Business Majority, previous opinion polling found that 90% of small business owners believed the availability of small business loans was a problem.

| Rome News-Tribune

“Our research has shown that small business owners in Georgia support paid leave programs because it makes good business sense to take care of their employees,” said Rachel Shanklin, Georgia director of the organization Small Business Majority

| The Register-Herald

West Virginia’s workforce needs support. …. While the child care industry is recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, small businesses continue to wait for stabilization and support from state legislators that may not be possible for our state budget.