Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Thursday, February 4, 2021

Colorado Director Hunter Railey transitioning to lead the new Colorado Secure Savings Program; Colorado Outreach Manager Lindsey Vigoda promoted to direct the organization’s work in the state

(Denver) - Small Business Majority announced today that Colorado Director Hunter Railey is assuming a new role as the Director for the Colorado Secure Savings Program later this month and Colorado Outreach Manager Lindsey Vigoda is taking the helm to direct the organization’s work across the state. 

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Small Business Majority Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer comments on the Administration’s executive actions on healthcare and how this impacts small businesses

"We’re glad President Biden signed new executive orders today that will reopen enrollment on the federal Affordable Care Act marketplaces and strengthen the Medicaid program. This is vitally important to small businesses during this challenging time because more than half of all ACA marketplace enrollees are small business owners, self-employed individuals or small business employees. 

Topic(s):
COVID-19, Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Statement from Awesta Sarkash, Government Affairs Manager for Small Business Majority, on legislative approval for a retirement saving program run by the Commonwealth

“We're thrilled the House of Delegates passed a bill that would create the Virginia Saves Program (HB 2174) yesterday, which would establish a state-run retirement savings program funded by modest payroll deductions. This is an important step to supporting small business owners and their employees in the Commonwealth who face barriers to accessing traditional retirement benefits. 

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, Retirement
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

New Small Business Majority national survey reveals small business owners anticipate making new cuts in the next few months to sustain their businesses, with business owners of color experiencing greater impacts.

(Washington, DC) -  As Congress begins to negotiate a new stimulus package, today Small Business Majority released results from a national poll that reveals the uphill challenges entrepreneurs continue to face during the pandemic. Importantly, the survey underscores the ongoing disproportionate impact of the pandemic on small businesses owned by people of color who already faced systemic barriers to accessing financing and business resources. 

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, Minority entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Nueva encuesta nacional de Small Business Majority revela que los propietarios de pequeñas empresas latinas están sufriendo mayores impactos en comparación con sus contrapartes blancas, y anticipan hacer nuevos recortes de personal en los próximos meses para sostener sus empresas

(Washington, DC) - Mientras el Congreso de los Estados Unidos inicia negociaciones sobre un nuevo paquete de estímulo, Small Business Majority publicó los resultados de su encuesta nacional, la cual incluyó las opiniones de empresarios latinos, y que revela los desafíos que estos siguen enfrentando durante la pandemia. Es importante destacar que la encuesta subraya el impacto desproporcionado de la pandemia en las pequeñas empresas latinas que ya enfrentaban barreras sistemáticas para acceder recursos de negocios y financiación.  

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, Minority entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on President Biden’s first executive orders and proposed legislation to reform our immigration system while growing the economy 

“We are thrilled to see President Biden take immediate action today in delivering a comprehensive immigration reform proposal to Congress that will help bolster entrepreneurship and ensure small employers have access to a stable workforce. This step, along with signing executive orders focused on protecting those under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, will help preserve and strengthen a segment of the small business community that is essential to our economy.

Topic(s):
COVID-19, General Small Business, Immigration
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Declaración hecha por Xiomara Peña, Vicepresidenta de Colaboraciones Estratégicas de Small Business Majority, sobre las primeras órdenes ejecutivas y legislación propuesta para reformar nuestro sistema de inmigracion mientras la economía continúa creciendo.

“Estamos complacidos de ver que el Presidente Biden ha tomado acción inmediata el día de hoy al deliberar una propuesta para reformar el sistema de inmigración, presentada al Congreso para ayudar a impulsar el emprendimiento y asegurar que los pequeños empleadores tengan acceso a una fuerza laboral estable. Este paso, junto con la firma de órdenes ejecutivas enfocadas en proteger aquellos en el programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA), ayudará a preservar y fortalecer un segmento de la comunidad de las pequeñas empresas que es esencial para nuestra economía.

Topic(s):
COVID-19, General Small Business, Immigration
Press Release Date:
Friday, January 15, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on President-elect Biden’s proposed American Rescue Plan

“We are extremely pleased with President-elect Biden’s American Rescue Plan released this week, which includes strong small business measures that will ensure our smallest and most vulnerable businesses receive access to tools and resources critical for their survival.

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Monday, January 11, 2021

WHAT: This week, the U.S. Small Business Administration is relaunching the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in order to ensure business owners of color and women entrepreneurs have improved access to federal funding. The relaunch seeks to address challenges that arose during the first round of PPP in 2020, as our smallest and most vulnerable businesses were shut out from the process due to a lack of prior business banking relationships.

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Friday, January 8, 2021

Declaración de Xiomara Peña, Vicepresidenta de Colaboraciones Estratégicas de Small Business Majority, sobre la nominación de Isabel Guzman por parte del presidente electo Biden, para liderar la Administración Federal para el Desarrollo de las Pequeñas Empresas de EE.UU. 

“Estamos encantados con la nominación de Isabel Guzman por parte del presidente electo Biden para dirigir la Administración Federal para el Desarrollo de las Pequeñas Empresas de EE.UU. (SBA). La distinguida carrera de la Sra. Guzman, que incluye su servicio como Subjefa de Personal y Asesora Principal de la SBA bajo el presidente Obama, seguida por su liderazgo actual como Directora de la Oficina de la Defensoría de las Pequeñas Empresas de California, demuestran su pasión y compromiso para asegurar que las pequeñas empresas sean fundamentales para una economía próspera e inclusiva.

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, General Small Business

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