Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on the importance of investing in Community Development Financial Institutions that serve under-resourced small businesses

"We are pleased the Administration is dedicating $1.25 billion to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) because these lenders are critical to supporting small businesses in underserved communities. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Minority entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

New survey reveals small business owners favor investment in roads and bridges, broadband and clean energy; support funding new projects with 15% minimum tax on corporate profits

Small businesses strongly favor key provisions of the American Jobs Plan, and they support paying for them by enacting reforms that would require wealthy corporations and individuals to pay a higher share of taxes, according to a new survey of small business owners. 

The survey, which consists of opinion polling from business owners in Small Business Majority’s national network, found broad support for key provisions of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure improvement package, including the following investments:  

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Nueva encuesta revela que los propietarios de pequeñas empresas favorecen las inversiones en carreteras y puentes, banda ancha y energía limpia; apoyan la financiación de nuevos proyectos con un impuesto mínimo del 15% sobre las ganancias corporativas

Las pequeñas empresas favorecen extensamente las provisiones claves del Plan de Empleo Estadounidense, y apoyan su pago mediante la promulgación de reformas que requerirían que las corporaciones e individuos afluentes paguen una mayor proporción de impuestos, según una nueva encuesta de propietarios de pequeñas empresas.

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure
Press Release Date:
Monday, June 7, 2021

Statement from Lindsey Vigoda, Colorado Director for Small Business Majority, on the Colorado House of Representatives’ vote today to make businesses licenses and certain professional licenses more accessible to undocumented Coloradans

“The Colorado House of Representatives’ passage of SB21-199 brings us one step closer to eliminating the costly and inefficient requirement of verifying legal status when determining eligibility for public benefits, which would ultimately make it easier for undocumented Coloradans to access business licneses. This would pave the way for Colorado immigrant businesses to thrive and participate in programs that they already contribute to in the form of tax dollars.

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, Immigration
Press Release Date:
Friday, May 28, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on President Biden’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 and its impact on small business recovery

"President Biden proposed today a budget for Fiscal Year 2022 that details the White House’s efforts to boost our nation’s economy through investments in infrastructure, healthcare and other benefits that are critical to small businesses. Some of these proposed investments will help expand opportunities for minority and rural business owners that have typically been unavailable.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship, Government Accountability, Healthcare, Rural Entrepreneurship, Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Friday, May 28, 2021

Declaración de Xiomara Peña, Vicepresidenta de Colaboraciones Estratégicas de Small Business Majority, sobre el presupuesto propuesto por el presidente Biden para el año fiscal 2022 y su impacto en la recuperación de las pequeñas empresas

"El presidente Biden propuso hoy un

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Government Accountability, Infrastructure, Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Statement from Lindsey Vigoda, Colorado Director for Small Business Majority, on the Colorado Senate passing HB21-1232 today

“The Colorado Senate’s passage of HB21-1232 means another step forward for this commonsense solution to the high cost of healthcare, and another hurdle cleared for small business owners who struggle to access quality, affordable health insurance.  

Topic(s):
General Small Business, Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

With key federal relief programs out of funds, more than 1,500 business organizations and small business owners nationwide express need for unrestricted direct grant assistance for hard-hit small businesses

Washington, D.C.—With the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) now closed and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) nearly out of funds, small business groups and business owners around the country are calling for the creation of more direct grants that would offer additional assistance to hard-hit small businesses. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Statement from Lindsey Vigoda, Colorado Director for Small Business Majority, on the Colorado Senate Health & Human Services Committee’s passage of HB21-1232

“We applaud the Colorado Senate Health & Human Services Committee vote to advance the Colorado Health Insurance Option (HB21-1232) because it would make quality health coverage more accessible to Colorado’s small businesses. 

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, May 10, 2021

Statement from Lindsey Vigoda, Colorado Director for Small Business Majority, on the Colorado House of Representatives passing HB21-1232 today

"Colorado's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic hinges on the success of our small business community, and they need access to health coverage that makes sense for their bottom lines and ensures they and their workforce can stay healthy. This is why the Colorado Health Insurance Option (HB21-1232) is a commonsense solution for small business owners and employees alike who are struggling with the high cost of healthcare. 

Topic(s):
General Small Business, Healthcare

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