Small Business News

| Representative Ro Khanna

“The ‘National Worker Cooperative Development and Support Act’ will help sustain this growth by removing barriers to worker-owned business cooperatives, including access to capital, education and resources,” said John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO, Small Business Majority

| Inside Sources

We all know that healthcare is expensive and often out of reach for too many people. However, healthcare costs can mean the difference between success and failure for small businesses by affecting their bottom lines and hindering their ability to hire employees.

| 21 Hats Podcast

This week, the founder and CEO of Small Business Majority talks about whether he heard what he wanted to hear in Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, what he makes of recent court rulings asserting that the Minority Business Development Agency must support owners of all races, and what he makes of the growing demand from businesses for more immigration.


Rachel Shanklin, Georgia director of Small Business Majority’s outreach, says one bill that the group is pushing for is Senate Bill 157, which would help people reentering society to start their own businesses.

| Associated Press

Cheyenne Smith, in Salt Lake City, Utah, founder of Dakota Ridge, an e-commerce company selling children’s shoes, relies on Meta’s platforms, primarily Instagram, to grow her customer base, via a mix of unpaid Instagram posts and paid ads.

| Woodstock Institute

“Access to responsible capital is a top concern for small business owners, which is why our state must do more to ensure our entrepreneurs have the protections they need when seeking financing,” said Tasha Brown, Illinois Director, Small Business Majority. “We applaud Senator Christopher Belt for championing SB 2234, advocating for stronger lending transparency, and ensuring small business owners are protected.”

| Colorado Newsline

I urge the Legislature to move forward with this important proposal. It will not only support small businesses but also help fill the gaps in the labor market as they continue to recover from the pandemic.

| The Business Journal

That comes from a survey by advocacy organization Small Business Majority of small-business owners filing what are known as Beneficial Ownership Information reports. It's a new requirement for the smallest of businesses that kicked in Jan. 1, as part of the Corporate Transparency Act.

| Santa Fe New Mexican

Awesta Sarkash, a public policy director for the Small Business Majority’s work in New Mexico, agrees. She says there were plenty of misconceptions about how the program operates and pointed to a survey from the Washington, D.C.-based organization that shows about 85% of the 305 businesses it surveyed were in support of paid family and medical leave.

| New Mexico Political Report

A group that represents small businesses said through a news release that 85 percent of small businesses in New Mexico support a state-run paid family and medical leave program. “This is a step backward from efforts to level the playing field for our state’s job creators. When implemented in other states, paid family and medical leave programs have proven successful,” Awesta Sarkash, Small Business Majority public policy director said through a news release.