Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Washington, DC – Hoy, la Vicepresidenta de Colaboraciones Estratégicas de Small Business Majority, Xiomara Peña, emitió la siguiente declaración en respuesta a la votación en el Senado de los Estados Unidos sobre la Continuación de la Ley del Programa de Cheques de Pago.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

New network survey reveals more than 1 in 3 small businesses, 4 in 10 Black and Latino-owned businesses face closure in the next few months without additional stimulus funding

Washington, DC – In the midst of stimulus negotiations on Capitol Hill this week, Small Business Majority released a new 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Washington, DC – Today, Small Business Majority Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer issued the following statement in response to a vote in the U.S. Senate this evening on the Continuing the Paycheck Protection Program Act.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Washington, DC – Today, Small Business Majority Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer issued the following statement after President Trump announced that the White House is halting COVID-19 relief negotiations until after the election.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Washington, DC – Today, Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer and several small business owners from the organization's network commented on the HEROES 2.0 Act that will be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives this evening. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Friday, September 25, 2020

Expanding the Department of Business Oversight is a step in the right direction, but the measure of its success will be determined by how quickly new regulations are implemented 

Sacramento, CA — Today, Small Business Majority’s Vice President of California, Mark Herbert, issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill to transform California’s Department of Business Oversight (DBO). The legislation will establish the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) and allow for more robust oversight of commercial financing companies that engage in unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP) toward small businesses.  

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Regulations
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Washington, DC – Today, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to pass a comprehensive and robust COVID-19 relief package as small businesses continue to face permanent closures. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Washington, DC — Today, Small Business Majority Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer issued the following statement after U.S. Senate Democrats blocked the Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act (S. 178), the so-called “skinny” COVID-19 relief bill led by Senate Republicans.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Washington, DC — Today, Small Business Majority Founder and CEO, John Arensmeyer, issued the following statement upon Congress’ return to Washington.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Friday, August 7, 2020

Absent Additional Stimulus Funding 1 in 4 Small Business Owners Will Permanently Close Within 3 Months

Washington, DC — Today, as negotiations on the next phase of COVID-19 stimulus are at a standstill, Small Business Majority released calls by business owners in its network to immediately extend and reform the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). New data from Small Business Majority has found that 80% of small business owners would like to take a second PPP loan.

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

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