Small Business News

| Forbes

Small business owners want paid leave. They do not have the resources to offer robust benefits, like paid family and medical leave, which puts them at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to attracting and retaining employees.

| San Francisco Chronicle

When Kenitra Dominguez joined Red Bay Coffee last year as director of people and culture, she wanted to start a retirement plan for the small Oakland roastery. “When I started talking to vendors, the process — especially when you are a team of one — seemed daunting at first,” she said.

| Denver Business Journal

SoulNia has similarly woven the identity of its founders into its restaurant

business. Tess Hurlburt and Kamiya Willoughby, a couple, created their healthy

soul-food concept based on Willoughby’s family recipes and Hurlburt’s passion

for cooking.

| Mogul

Daniela Velez is co-owner of Innovated Lab Designs, Inc., in Beverly, New Jersey. She is also part of Small Business Majority’s network of 58,000 small business owners.

| California Healthline

Alma Beltran, a small-business owner in Chula Vista, Calif., doesn’t have health insurance, and neither do her husband and 17-year-old daughter.

| Sacramento Bee

Mark Herbert, California director for the Small Business Majority, a policy group promoting small-business growth, says that could be a game-changer.

| New York Times

Even companies that have good service can be forced to contend with their customers' poor connections. John Royster owns a design firm, Big Muddy Workshop, in Omaha, Nebraska, located near military installations whose presence guarantees excellent internet and cellphone service in the area.

| BuzzFeed News

A study from Small Business Majority found that 79% of women small business owners agree that access to reproductive health care is important to women’s financial well-being, and more than 6 in 10 women entrepreneurs of color say their ability to decide if and when to have children has impacted t

Senate Small Business Committee Sets Hearing on Reauthorization of SBA Office of Advocacy

| Targeted News Service

Panel 2:

Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Senior Vice President for Partnerships, International Council for Small Business,

Mr. John Arensmeyer, CEO and Founder,Small Business Majority

| Shop Owner Magazine

In addition, there are benefits to your bottom line for providing medical coverage to your employees.