Small Business News

| U. S. Representative Rosa DeLauro

On the 28th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, their signature legislation to create a permanent, national paid family and medical leave program.

| Georgia Budget & Policy Institute

Join GBPI, 9to5 Georgia, Small Business Majority, Faith in Public Life, Atlanta Jobs with Justice and New Georgia Project for a Budget Day of Action on Wednesday, February 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

| BBC News Mundo

John Arensmeyer, fundador y presidente de la organización Small Business Majority (Mayoría de Pequeñas Empresas) argumenta que los fondos deberían repartirse de una manera ecuánime.

"Es fundamental que la SBA garantice una distribución equitativa de los fondos para combatir los problemas que asolaron a este programa el año pasado", le dice a BBC Mundo.

| Center for American Progress

A poll commissioned by CAP and Small Business Majority found that 70 percent of small-business owners with fewer than 100 employees support a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.

| Negocios Now

La empresaria Daisy Bedoya enfrenta momentos difíciles, como muchos otros pequeños propietarios de negocios hispanos en el país que han sido impactados por la crisis del Covid-19, pero asegura que, mientras tenga salud, se mantendrá luchando y no se dará por vencida.

Y es que la crisis ha tenido un impacto mayor en los pequeños negocios latinos, que ya enfrentaban “barreras sistemáticas” para acceder a recursos y financiación, de acuerdo con un estudio de la organización Small Business Majority.

| Colorado Politics

News: Lindsey Vigoda will assume the role of Colorado director at Small Business Majority after working two years as Colorado outreach manager. Vigoda has also co-chaired the Secure Our Saving Coalition on behalf of the group.

| Forbes

Like the Census Bureau’s different findings with regard to sector, pessimism is not equal across demographics. A November survey conducted by Small Business Majority (released in January), found that 18% of Black and Latino business owners say they’re likely to close for good in the next three months (meaning by February, which is this month). That compares to 14% of white business owners. Higher shares in each category say they may need to close temporarily.

| News 4 Nashville

"We found across the board close to 15 to 20 percent of businesses say without additional reliefs in the form of federal loans or grants that they'll be forced to close in the next few months," Brian Pifer, vice president of entrepreneurship for Small Business Majority, said.

Rhonda Shaw, owner of the 'Moving Canvas,' tried her best to keep her mobile paint party business afloat in 2020. "Yes I would have had to say the 'Moving Canvas' is on hold or on pause until we can gather again... it's real hard," Shaw said.

| Impacto Latino

"El problema es que la ayuda del gobierno no está llegando a donde tiene que llegar", aseguró Xiomara Peña, vicepresidenta de Colaboraciones Estratégicas de Small Business Majority, que efectuó un sondeo nacional sobre la situación que atraviesan los negocios en el país.

| Milwaukee Community Journal

A national poll conducted by Small Business Majority reveals the ongoing challenges minority small business owners are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey underscores the ongoing disproportionate impact of the pandemic on small businesses owned by people of color who already face systemic barriers to accessing financing and business resources.