Small Business News

| Courier Journal

A Courier Journal review found racial disparities in whether Louisville businesses got PPP loans early in the pandemic, when they were most helpful. Three of the 10 lowest loan rates were majority-nonwhite ZIP codes. ...

| Santa Fe New Mexican

As lawmakers in Washington debate an infrastructure reform plan, small businesses — particularly those in rural and low-income communities — are struggling to access basic necessities to run our businesses. Elected officials must recognize that services like reliable internet are more important than ever as many of us have had to move our businesses online during the pandemic. We need this legislation now.

| Patch Georgia

Hard-hit small businesses in Georgia continue to struggle today, just as much as they've struggled over the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an exorbitant toll on our small business community and our economy, and their recovery still hangs in the balance. Some of these challenges, however, can be addressed by Congress passing a robust bipartisan infrastructure package, but time is of the essence.

| Orange County Breeze

“It’s no secret that the pandemic has devastated thousands of small businesses throughout Southern California, especially those owned by people of color and in underserved communities,” said Latavia Pineda, Southern California Outreach Manager, Small Business Majority.

| Boulder Weekly

I’m discouraged to hear that a bipartisan infrastructure bill is facing an uncertain future in Congress, as Senators in Washington are threatening to withhold their support for this legislation. Passing a major infrastructure reform will help address the pressing needs of our nation’s physical infrastructure and broadband access, aid small businesses, and boost economic recovery.

| The Post and Courier

With 430,000 small businesses in South Carolina employing more than 800,000 people, it’s clear that small businesses are the power behind our communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has also made it apparent that they need robust physical and broadband infrastructure investments to keep that power moving.

| New York Times

For Sarah Ladley, the economy’s spring reawakening was a glimmer of hope after a brutal year for her business.

Brandon Lindley is watching the Delta variant news with mounting concern. He and his husband, Raphael Polito, own retail stores in California and Arizona selling designer flip-flops and other tourism-oriented products.

| Get in Motion Entrepreneurs

Gracias a la ayuda del gobierno estatal de California y otras ayudas, se ha creado un programa de préstamos para negocios ya existentes que han sido impactados por la pandemia. La característica principal de este préstamo es la facilidad y los pocos requisitos para recibir el préstamo a bajo interés. Latavia Pineda regresa para compartirte las bondades de estos préstamos de negocios y te explica cómo iniciar el proceso para solicitar el préstamo para tu negocio.

| Inside Health Policy

A diverse group of 18 health care stakeholders including beneficiary advocates, insurers and businesses are pushing a legislative agenda that includes expanding and strengthening coverage in Medicaid/CHIP and the exchanges.

The policies are backed by Families USA, Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), Small Business Majority, National Immigration Law Center (NILC), AHIP, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Catholic Health Association of the United States.

| Atlanta Journal Constitution

When I started my small martial arts business in Atlanta more than 13 years ago, I knew I wanted to create tomorrow’s leaders.