Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Statement from Awesta Sarkash, Government Affairs Director of Small Business Majority, on the important first step by the U.S. Senate to fund critical investments for infrastructure that will help small businesses on their road to recovery after the pandemic

“Today’s action in the U.S. Senate to move forward with debate on the bipartisan infrastructure plan is welcome news for small businesses. Each day that negotiations stalled is another day that small businesses are waiting for critical investments that could support our economic recovery. We are particularly happy to see that the plan includes a $65 billion investment in broadband access to help small businesses reach the customers and suppliers they need to sell their goods and services.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Financial Reform, Infrastructure, Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Statement by Mark Herbert, Chief Strategy Officer & California Managing Director for Small Business Majority on the governor’s budget that includes $1.5 billion to renew the California small business grant relief program

“We commend Governor Gavin Newsom for signing a budget package on Monday that includes several critical provisions to help small businesses in California stay afloat. We support the Governor’s efforts to prioritize a budget that includes access to capital, access to affordable healthcare, and other essential resources to create equity and help entrepreneurs thrive. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on the importance of a robust infrastructure deal for small businesses

"After months of stalled negotiations, we are encouraged that a bipartisan group of senators have come to an agreement with the White House on an infrastructure package that includes critical provisions from the American Jobs Plan. But with that said, we urge Congress to enact even more substantial economic reforms needed to level the playing field for small businesses. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Infrastructure
Press Release Date:
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Declaración de John Arensmeyer, fundador y CEO de Small Business Majority, sobre la importancia de un acuerdo de infraestructura sólido para las pequeñas empresas

"Después de meses de negociaciones estancadas, nos alienta que un grupo bipartidista de senadores haya llegado a un acuerdo con la Casa Blanca sobre un paquete de infraestructura que incluye disposiciones críticas del Plan de Empleo Estadounidense.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Infrastructure
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Declaración de Awesta Sarkash, Directora de Asuntos Gubernamentales de Small Business Majority, sobre la incapacidad del Senado de los EE. UU. de abrir un debate sobre la legislación crucial sobre derechos de voto y su impacto en las pequeñas empresas propiedad de minorías

La decisión de ayer del Senado de los Estados Unidos de bloquear el debate sobre la Ley Para el Pueblo (S.2093) es a la vez decepcionante y desalentadora. Siendo una organización dedicada a empoderar las diversas voces de los empresarios estadounidenses, reconocemos la importancia de que todas las voces participen en el proceso electoral para lograr un cambio equitativo.

Topic(s):
Minority entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Statement from Awesta Sarkash, Government Affairs Director of Small Business Majority, on the U.S. Senate’s failure to open debate on crucial voting rights legislation and its impact on small business owners of color

"Today’s decision by the U.S. Senate blocking debate on the For the People Act (S. 2093) is both disappointing and disheartening. As an organization dedicated to empowering the diverse voices of American entrepreneurs, we recognize the importance of having all voices participate in the electoral process to effect equitable change. 

Topic(s):
Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on what the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in California v Texas means for small businesses

We are relieved by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because the ACA is absolutely critical to the success of our small business community and our economy.   

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Statement from Awesta Sarkash, Government Affairs Director of Small Business Majority, on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s decision to expand its Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance grant program and its impact on small business recovery

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) decision to open its $25 billion Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance grant program to applications from more small businesses is a step in the right direction in helping hard-hit entrepreneurs who are desperate for this relief. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Declaración de Xiomara Peña, Vicepresidenta de Colaboraciones Estratégicas de Small Business Majority, sobre la importancia de invertir en Instituciones Financieras de Desarrollo Comunitario que prestan servicios a pequeñas empresas de escasos recursos

“Nos complace que la Administración esté dedicando $1,250 millones a las Instituciones Financieras de Desarrollo Comunitario (CDFI) porque estos prestamistas son fundamentales para apoyar a las pequeñas empresas ubicadas en comunidades desatendidas.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Minority entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on the importance of investing in Community Development Financial Institutions that serve under-resourced small businesses

"We are pleased the Administration is dedicating $1.25 billion to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) because these lenders are critical to supporting small businesses in underserved communities. 

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

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