While larger business groups opposed details in the bill, many small businesses backed it. Hunter Railey, with the Colorado Small Business Majority, said he hopes Democrats don’t delay implementation of a statewide leave program.
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But the Small Business Majority, a nationwide group representing 58,000 small businesses, said it supports the bill. A spokesman said it's easier to contribute to a fund than to find, hire and train qualified workers.
Currently 58% of businesses with 2-10 employees don’t offer any type of paid leave for their employees, and these businesses comprise the majority of businesses in Colorado.
As an owner of an employee benefits business, I’m not surprised by the bad experiences some customers are having with the skinny insurance plans President Trump supports. Sadly, these plans are not only bad for individuals–they also hurt our economy.
Like BRTR, Small Business Majority, an organization advocating for Main Street businesses, suggests a tax deduction of the first $25,000 for small businesses and the self-employed.
But I have other suggestions for small-business friendly tax policies, including:
'We're pleased Senator Cardin has introduced the NEW START Act to make it easier for returning citizens to launch their own businesses and pursue the American dream,' said Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer.
Janico, a janitorial services company in North Highland, Calif., always offered a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, vacation days and holiday pay — but it could never include a retirement plan.
Many small business owners agree with me that paid family and medical leave isn’t just the right thing to do, but it makes good business sense too.
A pair of state senators will offer a rewrite of legislation that would create a family leave insurance fund for Colorado workers after the original proposal was met with fierce backlash from business leaders and failed to win over the support of key Democrats.