Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Monday, October 1, 2018

Statement by Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why California’s groundbreaking lending transparency law is great news for the state’s small firms

Gov. Brown showed how much he values small businesses when he signed the nation’s first small business truth-in-lending law. SB 1235 is a significant step toward protecting small business owners from predatory lending practices because it will dramatically increase the transparency of financial products marketed to small firms.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital
Press Release Date:
Monday, October 1, 2018

Statement from Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why small businesses will benefit from the strongest net neutrality protection in the United States

Gov. Brown stood up for small businesses when he signed SB 822, which establishes the strongest net neutrality rules in the nation. Without protections to keep the internet fair and open, California’s small businesses would have been at a disadvantage when trying to compete with large corporations that have the resources to ensure their websites receive special prioritization from internet service providers.

Topic(s):
Technological Innovation
Press Release Date:
Friday, September 28, 2018

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the tax legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today offers little savings for small businesses

The tax bill approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives is extremely disappointing because it shows lawmakers are all-too willing to double down on the same problems found in the first round of tax cuts enacted last year. On top of the $1.5 trillion this country will spend on the 2017 tax cuts, making those cuts permanent through this latest round of legislation would cost another $657 billion over the next decade, an enormous amount of money to give up for almost no benefit to most of America’s Main Street small businesses.

Topic(s):
Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

WHAT: Small Business Majority is celebrating National Women’s Small Business Month with a host of in-person presentations, workshops and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in October.

Topic(s):
Women's Economic Empowerment
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

With the U.S. House of Representatives expected to vote this week on a new round of tax cuts, Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer is available to discuss why the legislation under consideration would not help most small firms

 

“The tax package under consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives is extremely disappointing because it shows lawmakers are all-too willing to double down on the same problems found in the first round of tax cuts enacted last year.

Topic(s):
Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Monday, September 24, 2018

Statement by Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority on why small businesses will benefit from a new California law prohibiting short-term insurance plans

Gov. Brown stood up for California’s entrepreneurs by signing SB 910, which clarifies that short-term health insurance plans cannot be sold in the state. This step was necessary in light of the Trump administration’s recent decision to allow short-term insurance plans to last up to 364 days.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, September 20, 2018

WHAT: Small Business Majority, in partnership with the City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office of Financial Empowerment, is celebrating National Women's Small Business Month with a host of in-person presentations, workshops and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in October.

Topic(s):
Women's Economic Empowerment
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Statement by Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why a new California law that will permit chefs to sell meals made in their home kitchens is a victory for entrepreneurship

Gov. Brown opened the door for numerous California entrepreneurs to start businesses by signing AB 626, which will allow the sale of meals prepared in home kitchens. This new law will benefit many Californians, especially women, immigrants and people or color.  

Topic(s):
General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Small business owners say robust federal investment in infrastructure programs is critical to their businesses, strongly favor broadband access in rural communities

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today found small business owners view infrastructure spending as important to the success of their business and would like to see a variety of sectors included in any congressional spending package, including high-speed broadband for rural communities.

Topic(s):
Infrastructure
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Small Business Majority announces new leadership to support the organization’s mission in the Midwest  

Chicago—Small Business Majority announced today that Juan Villalobos has joined the organization as Midwest Director. Juan oversees program development and policy advocacy to help small businesses start and grow throughout the region. A seasoned community advocate with nearly 20 years of nonprofit experience, Juan is an expert in community building, policy and advocacy work and organizational strategic development. Juan is also fluent in Spanish, and will assist with the organization’s outreach to the Hispanic community.

Topic(s):
General Small Business

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