Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Monday, October 3, 2022

Statement by Bianca Blomquist, California Policy Director of Small Business Majority, lauding Governor Newsom’s decision to sign SB 951 and expand paid family leave

“On September 30, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 951 (SB 951), historic legislation that brings greater equity to California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) and State Disability Insurance (SDI) programs. We applaud the governor’s efforts to improve policies that allow small business owners and their employees to take the time they need to care for a family member, regardless of their income. 

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance
Press Release Date:
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Small Business Majority se asocia con Support Latino Business y organizaciones comerciales nacionales para lanzar una serie de recursos que apoyan a la comunidad latina de emprendedores

Washington, DC - Hoy, Small Business Majority celebra el inicio del Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana al anunciar el lanzamiento de una variedad de recursos, oportunidades de subvenciones, e historias de emprendedores latinos e hispanos que pueden utilizar para impulsar las comunidades y superar los desafíos que a menudo enfrentan los emprendedores latinos. 

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, Minority entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Small Business Majority partners with Support Latino Business and national business organizations to launch a series of resources to support the Latino small business community

Washington, DC - Today, Small Business Majority celebrates the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month by announcing the launch of an array of resources, grant opportunities, and stories Hispanic and Latino small business owners can use to galvanize communities and overcome challenges often endured by Latino entrepreneurs. 

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, General Small Business, Immigration, Minority entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

“The Bottom Line” webinar series will bring together SBA officials, small business advocates, and economic experts for discussions on how to address economic challenges facing small businesses today.

Washington, D.C.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

La serie de seminarios web “The Bottom Line“ reunirá funcionarios de la SBA, defensores de las pequeñas empresas, y expertos en discusiones sobre cómo abordar los desafíos económicos que enfrentan las pequeñas empresas hoy en día. 

WASHINGTON – El lunes, 22 de agosto, la Administradora Isabella Casillas Guzman, jefe de la Agencia Federal de Pequeños Negocios (SBA por sus siglas en inglés) y la voz de 33 millones de pequeñas empresas estadounidenses en el gabinete del presidente Biden, y John Arensmeyer, fundador de Small Business Majority, firmaron un acuerdo de co-patrocinio para asociarse en una nueva serie de seminarios web, “The Bottom Line” para introducir nuestras pequeñas empresas estadounide

Topic(s):
Press Release Date:
Friday, August 12, 2022

Small business owners stand to benefit from the law that will create greater healthcare affordability and level playing field on taxes

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), which includes robust investments important to boosting the small business ecosystem, particularly affordable healthcare and clean energy. It also includes significant provisions to improve equity in our tax system while reducing the deficit. We look forward to the president quickly signing this legislation into law. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Financial Reform, General Small Business, Government Accountability, Healthcare, Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Friday, August 5, 2022

Quote from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on small business owner and  business organization support for the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

“Small businesses are not looking for a handout; they want a level playing field. The provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will strengthen the small business ecosystem by closing unfair corporate tax loopholes and ensuring that quality, affordable healthcare is accessible to more small businesses and their employees.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, General Small Business, Government Accountability, Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, in support of Senate deal to protect small businesses through common sense policies

“The newly reached Senate deal outlined in the ‘Inflation Reduction Act of 2022’ is critically important and welcomed by small businesses. As we have communicated to congressional leadership, smaller firms are not out of the woods yet and investments in healthcare, clean energy and tax reform will boost the small business ecosystem.

Topic(s):
Energy, Government Accountability, Healthcare, Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Friday, July 1, 2022

Statement by Bianca Blomquist, California Policy Director & Northern California Outreach Director for Small Business Majority, on Governor Newsom signing the budget package

“We are glad Governor Newsom has signed a budget that will provide California small businesses with the targeted relief they need in the areas of healthcare, childcare, and business assistance, among others.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Government Accountability, Healthcare, Immigration, Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance
Press Release Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on Senate’s failure to replenish aid for restaurants and other eligible small businesses

“We are disappointed in today’s decision by the U.S. Senate not to advance the debate on the ‘Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022’ to provide additional funding to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, Government Accountability

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