Small Business News

| Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)

On this episode of BPC Weekly, a conversation with former Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska on his new book “Death of the Senate,” and how the institution can come back to life. Also featured is a conversation with two members of BPC’s new Small Business Administration Task Force, Awesta Sarkash and Ryan Metcalf.

| PoliticusUSA

“Today’s failed vote by the U.S. Senate to allow the debate to even start on the Freedom to Vote Act is disappointing news for entrepreneurs,” said John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority. “Protecting the right to vote for all Americans, especially those who have been marginalized, is critical to creating an equitable path to entrepreneurship and an inclusive economy.”

| WISBusiness

“Today’s failed vote by the U.S. Senate to allow the debate to even start on the Freedom to Vote Act is disappointing news for entrepreneurs,” said John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority. “Protecting the right to vote for all Americans, especially those who have been marginalized, is critical to creating an equitable path to entrepreneurship and an inclusive economy.

| Homeland Security Today

Through public convenings, private deliberations, and extensive consultation with small business owners, entrepreneurs, and subject-matter experts, the task force will develop evidence-based recommendations for Congress and the Biden administration. In particular, the task force will work to inform bipartisan SBA reauthorization in the near future. Awesta Sarkash, government affairs director, of the Small Business Majority is a member of the task force.

| Press Release Desk

Join the Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE), Groupon, the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Small Business Majority, and the Women's Business Development Center for Women's Webinar Wednesday to learn about no-cost resources to help your business, such as one-on-one advising, Venturize resource hub, certifications, and additional resources.

| St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Missouri recently began to process applications for its Medicaid expanded eligibility criteria — and an estimated 275,000 low-income adults in the state are now eligible for coverage. With the expansion officially underway, small and rural businesses stand a chance to access affordable health care, which would provide significant relief for those who need health services and are struggling to recover from the pandemic.

| Morning Brew

The Biden administration announced on September 9 that small businesses with more than 100 employees would need to mandate vaccinations or carry out weekly Covid tests. ...Although some small business owners were shocked by the bold and sweeping actions, others have felt relief and welcomed the mandate.

| 209 Business Journal

California’s smallest businesses now have access to an additional $56.5 million through the California Rebuilding Fund, which offers flexible, low-cost loans to support long-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. ...If matched, the lender will help the business owners with the application and provide free advice and support through a network of organizations organized by CAMEO (California’s statewide micro-business network), Small Business Majority, California’s Small Business Development Centers, and Women’s Business Centers.

| Arizona Daily Independent

Access to affordable healthcare, child care, paid family leave and other critical issues should be a concern for every Arizonian and American alike.

| Bloomberg Law

Square Inc. apps are seen on an Apple iPhone. California and New York want online lenders such as Square, Funding Circle, and Lending Club to provide more robust disclosures about financing costs to small business borrowers.

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