Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Statement by Bianca Blomquist, California Policy Director & Northern California Outreach Director for Small Business Majority on the governor’s May Revision

“We are happy to see solid investment in small businesses included in Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal. Our recent national poll revealed that 32% of small business owners were unsure how long their business would survive without additional funding or other market changes.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Government Accountability, Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance
Press Release Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Encuesta encuentra que la mayoría de empresarios han sido negativamente impactados por la inflación y las interrupciones en la cadena de suministro; necesitan asistencia adicional de programas federales para navegar los riesgos financieros

 

Washington, D.C. - Mientras las pequeñas empresas siguen recuperándose de los impactos financieros de la pandemia, hoy, Small Business Majority, publicó una encuesta que demuestra que un 65% de propietarios de pequeñas empresas se sienten optimistas sobre sus prospectos comerciales, pero necesitarán acceso continuo al capital para mitigar las posibles amenazas a la continuidad comercial.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Financial Reform, General Small Business, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Poll finds that the majority of small businesses have been negatively impacted by inflation and supply chain disruptions; need additional assistance from federal programs to navigate financial threats 

Washington, D.C. - As small businesses continue to recover from the financial impact of the pandemic, today, Small Business Majority released a survey that shows 65% of small business owners are optimistic about their business prospects but will need continued access to capital to mitigate possible threats to business continuity. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Financial Reform, General Small Business, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on pay-fors for the Bipartisan COVID Supplemental Appropriations Act 

“Small businesses across the country are still struggling to navigate the pandemic's impacts on their business and their employees. In fact, our recent polling found that nearly 4 in 10 small businesses say their revenue has declined since this time last year, and only half think their business will survive indefinitely without additional funding or market changes.

Topic(s):
COVID-19
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on Biden Harris Administration’s Proposed Rule to Fix Family Glitch and Lower Health Care Costs

"We are glad that the Biden Harris administration is taking steps to fix the so-called "family glitch" in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This issue has plagued the small business community for years and has kept more than 5 million people from qualifying for subsidized healthcare plans and accessing cost-sharing reductions for marketplace coverage.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Poll finds that the majority of small businesses have been negatively impacted by anti-competitive business practices and support updates to current laws that will level the playing field

Washington, D.C. - Today, Small Business Majority released a scientific opinion poll that reveals most small business owners seek a more equitable playing field with larger competitors, particularly on digital platforms and in the area of contracts and agreements. 

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Thursday, March 10, 2022

Statement by Mark Herbert, Managing Director, California, Small Business Majority, on Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of the State Address

“California is home to more than 4 million small businesses, employing more than 7 million workers. California small businesses are the drivers of economic growth–creating two-thirds of new jobs and employing nearly half of all private-sector employees. This is why we hoped to hear Governor Gavin Newsom outline solutions for some of the critical financing and resource issues facing small business owners during his state of the state address. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on President Biden’s first State of the Union address

“The president’s State of the Union (SOTU) address will mark two years since we learned that COVID-19 would envelop the world as a pandemic. Our polling indicates that most small businesses still have not returned to pre-pandemic operations, revenue, and workforce levels.

Topic(s):
General Small Business, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, expressing disappointment on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the administration’s vaccine order

“Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) to block the Biden Administration’s vaccine-or-test requirement for larger employers is an unfortunate blow to the progress of small business owners looking to the federal government for guidance on how to keep their business open safely. 

Topic(s):
COVID-19, Government Accountability, Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Representing more than 500,000 small businesses and entrepreneurs, American Sustainable Business Network, Main Street Alliance, Small Business Majority, and Small Business for America's Future hold event to spotlight the role of voting rights in American democracy

The country's leading small business organizations united today to express their opposition to the attack on voting rights and support the United States Senate passing voting rights legislation using filibuster reform to protect the fundamentals of American democracy. 

While the Senate continues to debate voting rights legislation, it is critical to note that business owners' voices in many states are being suppressed, particularly those in communities of color.

Topic(s):
General Small Business, Government Accountability

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