Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Small Business Majority and Main Street Alliance Say New Law Crucial to Small Business Success, File Amicus Brief in VA Opposing Repeal Lawsuit

Richmond, VA/Sausalito, CA, June 17, 2010: National small business advocacy groups Small Business Majority and Main Street Alliance today filed an amicus brief in Virginia opposing a lawsuit aimed at repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—a legal maneuver that grabs headlines but does nothing to lower the cost of health insurance for the country's 28 million small businesses.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority

President Obama's speech Tuesday underscoring the importance of shifting to a clean energy economy echoes small business owners' opinions, according to research we released this month.

Topic(s):
Energy
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Support particularly strong among African American and Hispanic business owners

Washington, DC/Sausalito, CA (June 9, 2010): A new bi-partisan poll conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and American Viewpoint found strong support among small business owners for clean energy and climate legislation. The survey, which included interviews with 800 small business owners, is one of the first to look specifically at small business owners attitudes regarding clean energy policies.

Topic(s):
Energy
Press Release Date:
Monday, April 12, 2010

Online Calculator Allows Small Businesses to See Financial Benefit from Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit

Sausalito, CA, April 12, 2010: Small Business Majority unveiled an easy-to-use online healthcare tax credit calculator today, which allows small businesses that offer health insurance to their employees to figure out how much money they'll save each year through tax credits.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority

Congress's passage today of final healthcare reform legislation is a turning point for America's 28 million small businesses. They can finally get some relief from excessive healthcare costs. They can finally refocus on innovating, producing and boosting the economy instead of worrying about health insurance. They can finally get back to business.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Sunday, March 21, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority

Small businesses have been waiting for healthcare reform for decades. Their wait is over. The House of Representative's passage today of this long-needed legislation means they will finally be able to get some relief from a system that has stifled their growth and ability to innovate for too long. Now they can start getting back to doing what they do best, putting Americans to work and helping our economy flourish.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority

The consensus healthcare reform bill which, the Congressional Budget Office announced today, will reduce the deficit by $130 billion over the next 10 years, and by $1.2 trillion over the following decade combines the best provisions in both houses reform bills for small businesses. This type of supportive legislation is exactly what the nation's 28 million entrepreneurs need in order to get some relief from our oppressive healthcare system.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, February 25, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority

We were pleased to hear lawmakers express their strong support for small businesses during today's bipartisan healthcare summit. However, the time for talking is over. It's time to take action and pass reform legislation now. Small businesses continue to be crushed under our broken system. Millions of self-employed people and small business owners have been notified recently of double and even triple-digit increases to their premiums, making it more important than ever that legislators help small businesses get the relief they desperately need.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, February 22, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority

Millions of small business owners have been notified recently of double-digit, and in some cases even triple-digit, increases to their healthcare premiums. Their livelihoods are being threatened by our broken system, and they're looking to the members of Congress attending the Feb. 25 healthcare summit not only to keep reform alive, but to continue working to pass legislation this year so they can keep their doors open.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority

The president's state of the union address Wednesday night underscored the significant role small businesses play in the overall health of our nation's economy, as engines of job growth and the springboards to our economic recovery.

Topic(s):
Healthcare

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