Small Business News

| Senator Mark R. Warner

“Small business owners often struggle to find skilled workers, which has become even more challenging during this competitive labor market,” said John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority. “In fact, Small Business Majority's scientific opinion polling found more than one-third of small employers said it is difficult to find candidates with the right education, skills or training.

| State of Reform

Bianca Blomquist, representing Small Business Majority, also spoke in favor of the bill from the perspective of small businesses across the state. She said the bill would improve affordability for tens of thousands of low and moderate income entrepreneurs and small business owners.

| The Lever

“All that any small business asks for is a somewhat level playing field and a somewhat fair environment in which to compete,” said Mike Brey, president of the Maryland hobby shop business Hobby Works, at a recent event in support of the AICO Act. “We need to set clear and effective rules that protect competition and small firms doing business on these platforms.”

| The 21 Hats Morning Report

A new survey from the Small Business Majority advocacy group finds business owners increasingly concerned about anti-competitive practices: “Small business owners report experiencing a variety of difficulties in trying to compete fairly and are looking for solutions to these issues.

| Inland Empire Business Journal

Why is financial literacy important for small business owners? What are the pillars of financial literacy?


Financial literacy is the comfort level one may have with topics related to money and its management. Financial literacy is critical to success, and it’s where everything begins for small business owners.

| Small Business Trends

Many small business leaders and local organizations responded positively to the reforms. One such, the president and CEO at Small Business Majority, John Arensmeyer, described the value of the loan program, saying: “The Community Advantage Pilot Program is a vital resource that has helped mission-driven lenders provide more capital to underserved entrepreneurs, particularly those owned by women and people of color.

| Politico

“It does remove some of the apparent urgency,” said John Arensmeyer, chief executive officer of Small Business Majority, which supported Wicks’ bill. “While the crisis is abated at the moment — and we hope that stays that way — it doesn’t change the fact there’s certain uncertainty about what’s going to happen in the future.”

| Small Business Administration

John Arensmeyer, President and CEO, Small Business Majority: “The Community Advantage Pilot Program is a vital resource that has helped mission-driven lenders provide more capital to underserved entrepreneurs, particularly those owned by women and people of color. These loans allow small business owners the flexibility in capital they need to sustain their operations, including covering payroll, making business improvements, buying supplies, and hiring employees.

| DreamSpring

In honor of Women’s History Month, we recognize two dynamic partners, Vanessa Roanhorse of Roanhorse Consulting and Lindsey Vigoda of Small Business Majority, who serve as strong community leaders and advocates for women in entrepreneurship.

| Law 360

The event, which was hosted by the advocacy group Small Business Majority, was focused on the ways in which an anti-monopoly agenda can be good for small businesses and featured what appeared to be a pre-recorded message from Klobuchar.

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