Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Thursday, January 10, 2019

With the partial federal government shutdown approaching 20 days and no end in sight, small firms around the country are experiencing negative impacts to their businesses. Small business owners in California, Virginia, Missouri, Maryland and elsewhere are available to share their stories.

Additionally, Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer made the following statement about the impact of the shutdown on small businesses:

 

“The ongoing partial federal government shutdown will reportedly cost the United States tens of billions of dollars, and America’s small businesses will be left with a large portion of that bill.

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, General Small Business, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Thursday, December 20, 2018

With a partial government shutdown looming, Mike Brey, who owns Hobby Works in Maryland and is a member of Small Business Majority’s Small Business Council, is available to discuss the impact the shutdown would have on his retail business and other local business owners. In a statement, Brey said:

“If the federal government enters a partial shutdown this week, the blame for that misstep will lay firmly on the shoulders of President Trump and his allies who care more about appeasing their base than looking out for the millions of American small businesses that are badly damaged by government shutdowns.

Topic(s):
General Small Business, Infrastructure
Press Release Date:
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on what the end of the Affordable Care Act would mean for small firms

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas made a grave error in the case of Texas v. United States when it recklessly decided the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. Although the ACA’s individual mandate penalty was previously repealed, the healthcare law’s remaining components must be upheld in full because the law is absolutely critical to the success of small businesses, their employees and solo entrepreneurs.    

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Statement by Geraldine Sanchez Aglipay, Illinois Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority, on why small businesses will benefit from Illinois’ decision to curb the sale of short-term insurance plans

Illinois lawmakers stood up for the state’s entrepreneurs today by limiting the sale of short-term health insurance plans sold in Illinois to six months. This step was necessary in light of the Trump administration’s recent decision to allow short-term insurance plans to last up to 364 days.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, November 26, 2018

WHAT: During a five-city tour across California that includes Sacramento, California State Treasurer John Chiang will officially launch CalSavers — a new retirement savings program that will level the playing field for the many small businesses that don’t have the resources to help their employees access retirement options. Through CalSavers, businesses with five or more employees that don’t already offer a retirement option will facilitate access to a retirement savings program without any administrative headaches or fees.

Topic(s):
Retirement Security
Press Release Date:
Monday, November 26, 2018

WHAT: During a five-city tour across California that includes San Francisco, California State Treasurer John Chiang will officially launch CalSavers — a new retirement savings program that will level the playing field for the many small businesses that don’t have the resources to help their employees access retirement options. Through CalSavers, businesses with five or more employees that don’t already offer a retirement option will facilitate access to a retirement savings program without any administrative headaches or fees.

Topic(s):
Retirement Security
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The creation of the individual marketplaces and the expansion of Medicaid stabilized costs and enabled more small business employees to have health coverage

 

Washington, DC—Small Business Majority released a new report today that reveals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided a tremendous boost to America’s small businesses. Thanks to the creation of the individual marketplaces and the expansion of Medicaid, more small business employees and solo entrepreneurs now have health coverage than before the ACA was implemented, and the law has stabilized health costs for many of the small businesses that provide coverage.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs members gain access to critical business information and government officials, with opportunities to advocate for small business in Washington, D.C.

Redford, Mich.—Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs has joined Small Business Majority’s strategic partnership program—a 

Topic(s):
Women's Economic Empowerment
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the U.S. Senate’s decision not to overturn a new federal rule that expanded the duration of short-term health insurance plans is bad news for small firms

We are disappointed the U.S. Senate failed to overturn a new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rule extending the duration of short-term insurance plans to last up to 364 days. Leaving this rule in place will likely result in many healthy people exiting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces, and that is very bad news for the millions of small businesses, small business employees and solo entrepreneurs that depend on the marketplaces for quality, affordable insurance.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, October 4, 2018

CalSavers will level the playing field for small firms that struggle to enroll their employees in retirement savings programs

Sacramento, CA—Small Business Majority is proud to announce it is launching a new program to educate small business owners about CalSavers, a portable state-run retirement program that will allow small businesses to provide access to a retirement savings account without incurring the associated burdens of employer-sponsored retirement options.

Topic(s):
Retirement Security

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