Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on what the confirmation of Jovita Carranza means for entrepreneurs

We are glad the U.S. Senate voted today to confirm Jovita Carranza as the next Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). We were pleased the nominee is someone with high-level experience at the SBA, and we're particularly glad the president chose a woman of color whom we hope will connect with a rapidly growing segment of entrepreneurs. After all, between 2007 and 2018, the number of women-owned businesses increased by 58% in the United States, and women are now the majority owners of 40% of the country’s businesses.

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on provisions that were included in appropriations legislation passed by the U.S. Senate today that will help small businesses that struggle to access retirement benefits 

Too many of our nation’s entrepreneurs and small employers struggle to access critical retirement benefits, which is why we’re glad the U.S. Senate included a measure to address this in the FY 2020 appropriations package it sent to the president for signature today. 

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, General Small Business, Retirement Security
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on what today’s decision rendered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Texas v. U.S. means for small business

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit made a grave mistake in its ruling today when it declared the individual mandate is unconstitutional and ordered a lower court to reconsider whether the remaining components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may remain law. We strongly believe the healthcare law’s components must be upheld in full because the ACA is absolutely critical to the success of our small business community and our economy.   

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Press Release Date:
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why today’s vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on legislation addressing prescription drug prices is good news for small business:

“We're glad the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, the Lower Prescription Drug Costs Now Act, today. Addressing the high cost of prescription drugs will help bring more stability to the pricing of health coverage in the marketplaces, which is beneficial to small employers and entrepreneurs, health insurers and the healthcare system overall.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, December 5, 2019

WHAT: The offices of State Senator Lena Taylor and State Representative LaKeshia Myers are partnering with Small Business Majority and the African American Chamber of Wisconsin for a roundtable discussion with entrepreneurs. The interactive discussion will focus on how lawmakers can better support black-owned businesses through policy. Attendees will also learn how storytelling as a small business advocate can promote local and statewide change, and will have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs from their community. 

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Friday, November 15, 2019

Statement by Hunter Railey, Colorado Director for Small Business Majority, on the Division of Insurance’s new report outlining recommendations for a public option for healthcare in Colorado and its implications for small business

We’re thrilled to see the Colorado Division of Insurance released its report today outlining recommendations for a public option health plan here in Colorado and that the Division incorporated many of our recommendations in their final report. Establishing a public option will ensure our state’s entrepreneurs and small business employees have access to more affordable health coverage choices—which they desperately need—while also helping to control costs throughout our healthcare system.

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Press Release Date:
Monday, November 11, 2019

Small Business Majority and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation to Host Policy Roundtable for Women Entrepreneurs in Milwaukee

CONTACT:
Cassie Mills | Vice President, Communications
(312) 448-8291 | [email protected]

Topic(s):
Women's Economic Empowerment
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Small businesses in Wisconsin support a range of policies to address their needs, some of which might come as a surprise to their representatives  

 

Madison, Wisc. — Policymakers at all levels use the problems small businesses face as a key talking point during political debates. But new opinion polling in Wisconsin reveals small business owners feel their government officials don’t fully understand their challenges, and they support a wide array of policies to address their needs.  

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship, Government Accountability, Healthcare, Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Small businesses in Illinois support a range of policies to address their needs, some of which might come as a surprise to their government officials

 

Chicago — Policymakers at all levels use the problems small businesses face as a key talking point during political debates. But new opinion polling reveals Illinois small business owners feel their government officials don’t fully understand their challenges, and they support a wide array of policies to address their needs.  

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship, Government Accountability, Healthcare, Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Small firms in Missouri support a range of policies to address their needs, some of which might come as a surprise to their representatives  

 

Jefferson City, Mo. — Policymakers at all levels use the problems small businesses face as a key talking point during political debates. But new opinion polling in Missouri reveals small business owners feel their government officials don’t fully understand their challenges, and they support a wide array of policies to address their needs, some of which might come as a surprise to their representatives.  

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship, Government Accountability, Healthcare, Tax and Budget Reform

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