Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, in support of Senate deal to protect small businesses through common sense policies

“The newly reached Senate deal outlined in the ‘Inflation Reduction Act of 2022’ is critically important and welcomed by small businesses. As we have communicated to congressional leadership, smaller firms are not out of the woods yet and investments in healthcare, clean energy and tax reform will boost the small business ecosystem.

Topic(s):
Energy, Government Accountability, Healthcare, Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Friday, July 1, 2022

Statement by Bianca Blomquist, California Policy Director & Northern California Outreach Director for Small Business Majority, on Governor Newsom signing the budget package

“We are glad Governor Newsom has signed a budget that will provide California small businesses with the targeted relief they need in the areas of healthcare, childcare, and business assistance, among others.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Government Accountability, Healthcare, Immigration, Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance
Press Release Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on Senate’s failure to replenish aid for restaurants and other eligible small businesses

“We are disappointed in today’s decision by the U.S. Senate not to advance the debate on the ‘Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022’ to provide additional funding to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Statement by Bianca Blomquist, California Policy Director & Northern California Outreach Director for Small Business Majority on the governor’s May Revision

“We are happy to see solid investment in small businesses included in Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal. Our recent national poll revealed that 32% of small business owners were unsure how long their business would survive without additional funding or other market changes.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Government Accountability, Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance
Press Release Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Poll finds that the majority of small businesses have been negatively impacted by inflation and supply chain disruptions; need additional assistance from federal programs to navigate financial threats 

Washington, D.C. - As small businesses continue to recover from the financial impact of the pandemic, today, Small Business Majority released a survey that shows 65% of small business owners are optimistic about their business prospects but will need continued access to capital to mitigate possible threats to business continuity. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Financial Reform, General Small Business, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Encuesta encuentra que la mayoría de empresarios han sido negativamente impactados por la inflación y las interrupciones en la cadena de suministro; necesitan asistencia adicional de programas federales para navegar los riesgos financieros

 

Washington, D.C. - Mientras las pequeñas empresas siguen recuperándose de los impactos financieros de la pandemia, hoy, Small Business Majority, publicó una encuesta que demuestra que un 65% de propietarios de pequeñas empresas se sienten optimistas sobre sus prospectos comerciales, pero necesitarán acceso continuo al capital para mitigar las posibles amenazas a la continuidad comercial.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Financial Reform, General Small Business, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on pay-fors for the Bipartisan COVID Supplemental Appropriations Act 

“Small businesses across the country are still struggling to navigate the pandemic's impacts on their business and their employees. In fact, our recent polling found that nearly 4 in 10 small businesses say their revenue has declined since this time last year, and only half think their business will survive indefinitely without additional funding or market changes.

Topic(s):
COVID-19
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on Biden Harris Administration’s Proposed Rule to Fix Family Glitch and Lower Health Care Costs

"We are glad that the Biden Harris administration is taking steps to fix the so-called "family glitch" in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This issue has plagued the small business community for years and has kept more than 5 million people from qualifying for subsidized healthcare plans and accessing cost-sharing reductions for marketplace coverage.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Poll finds that the majority of small businesses have been negatively impacted by anti-competitive business practices and support updates to current laws that will level the playing field

Washington, D.C. - Today, Small Business Majority released a scientific opinion poll that reveals most small business owners seek a more equitable playing field with larger competitors, particularly on digital platforms and in the area of contracts and agreements. 

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Thursday, March 10, 2022

Statement by Mark Herbert, Managing Director, California, Small Business Majority, on Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of the State Address

“California is home to more than 4 million small businesses, employing more than 7 million workers. California small businesses are the drivers of economic growth–creating two-thirds of new jobs and employing nearly half of all private-sector employees. This is why we hoped to hear Governor Gavin Newsom outline solutions for some of the critical financing and resource issues facing small business owners during his state of the state address. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, Government Accountability

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