Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Statement by  Mark Herbert, Vice President, California for Small Business Majority on the governor’s 2021-22 budget proposal that includes $575 million for small business grants

“We applaud and firmly support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Equitable Recovery for California’s Businesses and Jobs plan released this week. The proposal for an additional $575 million for small business grants, on top of the current $500 million provided through the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant and the $50 million for the California Rebuilding Fund, is a critical lifeline for small business owners who continue to face challenges in keeping their doors open during the pandemic. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on President-Elect Biden’s nomination of Isabel Guzman to lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

“We are thrilled with President-Elect Biden’s nomination of Isabel Guzman to lead the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Ms. Guzman’s distinguished career, which includes serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for the SBA under President Obama followed by her current leadership as the Director of California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate, demonstrates her passion and commitment to ensuring that small businesses are central to a thriving and inclusive economy. We have worked closely with Ms.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, in response to yesterday's violent attack on the U.S. Capitol

"As representatives of America’s 30 million small businesses, we condemn yesterday's assault on our nation's capital and the bedrock of our democracy. When people in positions of power maliciously divide us and pander to tyrants, this is the result. 

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Declaración de Xiomara Peña, Vicepresidenta de Colaboraciones Estratégicas de Small Business Majority, en respuesta al ataque violento en el Capitolio de los Estados Unidos el día de ayer

Como representantes de las 30 millones de pequeñas empresas estadounidenses, condenamos el asalto a la capital de nuestra nación y a la base de nuestra democracia ocurrido el día de ayer. Cuando personas en posiciones de poder nos dividen maliciosamente y complacen a los tiranos, este es el resultado.

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Xiomara Peña, Vicepresidenta, Colaboraciones Estratégicas de Small Business Majority, comenta sobre el tan esperado plan de estímulo económico federal aprobado anoche por el Congreso. 

“Estamos aliviados de que el Congreso haya aprobado un acuerdo de estímulo anoche que ayudará a brindar algo de alivio a las empresas aquí en California y en todo el país, pero esto es tal vez un poco tarde para las miles de empresas vulnerables que han estado al borde del colapso durante meses de inacción del Congreso. Se estima que 400,000 pequeñas empresas en todo el país ya han cerrado sus puertas para siempre.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, General Small Business, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Monday, December 21, 2020

Mark Herbert, Vice President, California for Small Business Majority, comments on the long-awaited federal economic stimulus plan expected to pass Congress tonight.

“We’re relieved Congress is expected to pass a stimulus deal today that will help provide some relief to small businesses here in California and around the country, but this may be too little too late for the thousands of vulnerable businesses that have been on the brink of collapse during months of congressional inaction. An estimated 400,000 small businesses nationwide have already closed their doors for good.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, General Small Business, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Monday, December 21, 2020

Ahead of tonight’s vote on a long-awaited federal economic stimulus package, Hunter Railey, Colorado Director for Small Business Majority, comments on the legislation’s provisions for small businesses.

“We’re relieved Congress is expected to finally pass a stimulus deal today that will help provide some relief to small businesses here in Colorado, but this may be too little too late for the thousands of vulnerable businesses that have been on the brink of collapse during months of congressional inaction.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, General Small Business, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Small Business Majority Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer comments on the long-awaited federal economic stimulus plan released today.

“We’re relieved Congress finally came through with a stimulus deal today that will help provide some relief to Main Street, but this may be too little too late for the thousands of vulnerable small businesses that have been on the brink of collapse during months of congressional inaction.

Topic(s):
COVID-19
Press Release Date:
Thursday, December 17, 2020

New Small Business Majority poll reveals difficulties entrepreneurs continue to face nine months into the pandemic, with business owners of color experiencing greater impacts.

(Sausalito, CA) - As the state of California faces new public health orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a new Small Business Majority scientific poll released today sheds light on the distressing effects the pandemic has had on small business owners across the state.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Nueva encuesta de Small Business Majority revela las dificultades que los empresarios continúan enfrentando nueve meses después del inicio de la pandemia, con empresarios de color sufriendo los mayores impactos. 

(Sausalito, CA) - A medida que el estado de California recibe nuevas órdenes de salud pública para mitigar la propagación del coronavirus, una nueva encuesta de opinión científica de Small Business Majority lanzada el día de hoy dió a conocer los efectos angustiantes que la pandemia ha tenido en los propietarios de pequeñas empresas de todo el estado.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, General Small Business

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