Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Washington, D.C. – The Senate’s failure to agree to even start the debate on the Freedom to Vote Act is another alarming indication of further anti-democracy efforts underway in states across the country. In addition to the grave risks this presents to the integrity and stability of our democracy, denying the freedom to vote threatens the economic interests of American businesses.  

Topic(s):
General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Poll finds that more than 1 in 3 small businesses already require all or some of their employees to be vaccinated

Washington, D.C. - Small Business Majority released a new survey today that reveals the vast majority (84%) of small businesses around the country are concerned about the rise in the Delta variant and its effect on their business and local economy, and 54% support a state mandate for certain public-facing businesses to require customers to provide proof of vaccination a

Topic(s):
COVID-19, Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.— As the House Ways and Means Committee continues its markup of the Build Back Better agenda today, small business advocates gathered for a press call hosted by Invest in America Action to discuss the Committee’s draft tax plan and how it will benefit small businesses. A recording of the call is available 

Topic(s):
Financial Reform, Infrastructure, Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Friday, September 10, 2021

Statement from Awesta Sarkash, Government Affairs Director of Small Business Majority, on President Biden’s proposed path out of the pandemic and its impact on small businesses 

"President Biden’s action plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccines and testing is the right step in a path towards recovery from the pandemic. Small businesses are facing tremendous setbacks from the current surge in COVID-19 cases, and they need support and resources to operate at capacity while staying safe.

Topic(s):
COVID-19, Infrastructure
Press Release Date:
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Main Street Alliance, Small Business Majority, and the American Sustainable Business Council host a special event to highlight the importance of democracy in entrepreneurship

Small business owners and community organizations participated in a special event with House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn on September 8, 2021, to push back against the laws suppressing Americans' voting rights across the country.

Representatives from Main Street Alliance, Small Business Majority, American Sustainable Business Council, and leading experts in voting rights laws and the legislative process engaged in a discussion on why voting rights are essential to democracy and entrepreneurship.

Topic(s):
General Small Business, Regulations
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

New survey from Small Business Majority finds 6 in 10 California small business owners support a proposed vaccine mandate at public-facing businesses

Sacramento, Calif. - A new opinion poll released by Small Business Majority today finds that small businesses in California are facing setbacks from the current surge in COVID-19 cases, and they’re supportive of proposals to mandate vaccinations and testing to help businesses stay open safely. 

Topic(s):
COVID-19, Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

A new poll reveals small business owners want a level playing field when it comes to our nation’s tax systems

Washington, D.C. - As lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

Topic(s):
Financial Reform, Government Accountability, Infrastructure, Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on the importance of advancing the bipartisan infrastructure bill that will enact robust investments small businesses need to help them compete in a challenging marketplace

“We applaud the U.S. Senate’s decision to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create a strong foundation for small business recovery post-pandemic. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship, Financial Reform, General Small Business, Infrastructure, Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Declaración de Xiomara Peña, Vicepresidenta de Colaboraciones Estratégicas de Small Business Majority, sobre la importancia de promover la ley de infraestructura bipartidista que incluye inversiones sólidas que las pequeñas empresas necesitan para ayudarlas a competir en un mercado desafiante

“Aplaudimos la decisión del Senado de los Estados Unidos de aprobar el proyecto de ley de infraestructura bipartidista que creará una base más sólida para la recuperación de las pequeñas empresas después de la pandemia.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Financial Reform, Infrastructure
Press Release Date:
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Statement from Awesta Sarkash, Government Affairs Director, Small Business Majority, on expanding the reach of the Minority Business Development Agency and the opportunities to promote entrepreneurship

"We applaud today's approval of an amendment to expand and make permanent the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). This provision will bolster entrepreneurship and promote a level playing field for minority-owned businesses. The U.S.

Topic(s):
Infrastructure, Minority entrepreneurship

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