Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

WHAT: Small Business Majority and Springfield-Greene County Libraries are hosting a small business resource fair on Sept. 25 that will offer local resources and services designed to help entrepreneurs start, operate and expand their businesses. This event will offer invaluable insights and exclusive networking opportunities from a wide array of local business-support agencies, which will present information on topics including:

  • financial literacy

Topic(s):
Access to Capital
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

In light of the challenge to the Affordable Care Act being heard today before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, is available to speak with media about why small businesses support the healthcare law.

Small business and economic expert John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, is available to speak to media about the ways in which small employers have benefited from the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Statement by Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why the California Senate vote to pass a groundbreaking lending transparency bill is good news for the state’s small firms

The California Senate vote to pass SB 1235, which would be the nation’s first small business truth-in-lending law, is a major step toward protecting small business owners from predatory lending practices. This legislation is critical because it would dramatically increase the transparency of financial products marketed to small firms.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital
Press Release Date:
Friday, August 31, 2018

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer says even though multiple employer plans can be good for small businesses, other retirement savings options that encourage more employer participation are even better

 

President Donald Trump’s executive order that would remove legal hurdles that make it harder for small businesses to band together to form multiple employer retirement savings plans (MEPs) is a first step to discussing what officials can do to help small firms struggling to offer retirement benefits to their employees.

Topic(s):
Retirement Security
Press Release Date:
Friday, August 31, 2018

Statement from Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why the California Senate’s vote to create the strongest net neutrality protection in the United States is great news for small firms

The California Senate stood up for small businesses when it passed SB 822, which would establish the strongest net neutrality rules in the nation. Without protections in place to keep the internet fair and open, California’s small businesses would be at a disadvantage when trying to compete with large corporations that have the resources to ensure their websites receive special prioritization from their internet service providers.

Topic(s):
Technological Innovation
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Statement by Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why the California Senate yesterday to pass a bill that would permit chefs to sell meals made in their home kitchens is a victory for entrepreneurship

The California Senate’s vote yesterday to pass AB 626, which would allow the sale of meals prepared in home kitchens and improve public health safeguards around the existing informal food economy, would benefit many of California’s entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, especially women, immigrants and people or color.  

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ new rule expanding the duration of short-term health insurance plans will increase costs for small firms

We are disappointed that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a final rule today authorizing the expansion of short-term insurance plans from their current three months to 364 days, as well as allowing insurance companies to renew these plans for up to a whopping three years.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, in response to a U.S. Senate vote to fully fund the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund and the Small Business Administration

 

We’re glad the U.S. Senate voted today to fully fund the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund as well as the Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of appropriations for 2019 given how important these are to small business owners who need funding.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital
Press Release Date:
Monday, July 23, 2018

WHAT: As part of its new Women’s Entrepreneurship Program, Small Business Majority is hosting a thought-provoking and diverse event at Los Angeles City Hall on July 24 that will feature presentations and panel discussions intended to help women entrepreneurs, particularly those of color, succeed.

Topic(s):
Women's Economic Empowerment
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

New program is vital because women are starting businesses in California at a rapid pace, but the resources these entrepreneurs need to succeed have not kept up with demand

Los Angeles, CA—Small Business Majority is proud to announce the launch of its Women’s Entrepreneurship Program to assist women entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners in the Los Angeles area.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Women's Economic Empowerment

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