Small Business News

| U.S Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today introduced legislation to invest in underserved innovators.

| Black Star News

The For the 99.8% Act – modeled after legislation introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders – ensures that the 0.2 percent of estates that are worth over $3.5 million will finally begin paying their fair share of taxes.

| Advisor News

Small business advocates, consumer groups, and civil-rights advocates today sent a letter to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

| Sentinel

The governor recently announced that healthcare rates will drop by over 20% in 2020. This is fantastic news for small business owners like me who are prevented from growing because we’re spending too much on healthcare each month.

| Medium

The governor’s recent announcement that rates for 2020 coverage will drop by a whopping 20% statewide is fantastic news for the many small businesses and solo entrepreneurs in our state that are struggling with their healthcare costs.

| deBanked

John Arensmeyer, chief executive at Small Business Majority, an advocacy organization, called for greater consistency and transparency in the marketplace. “We hear all the time, ‘Gee, why do we need to worry about this? These are business people,’” he said.

| Richmond Times-Dispatch

I applaud Gov. Ralph Northam’s recent op-ed column, “Providing the best health care for Virginians,” on the need for affordable health care. As a small business owner, I, and my community, are greatly impacted by health care costs.

| My Social Good News

Thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country are scheduled to attend the Startup Success Virtual Conference, hosted by SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses, and sponsored by FedEx. Being held Oct. 24 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

| The National Law Review

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed AB 824, known as the “Pay-for-Delay” bill, blocking pharmaceutical companies from paying generic drug makers to not develop and bring lower-cost medicines to market.

| Public News Service

Xiomara Pena, California deputy director and national Latino outreach manager for the organizationSmall Business Majority, says the state also increased subsidies for people in the middle class, a group that includes many small business owners.