Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Monday, December 13, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, commending the administration's executive order to transform federal customer experiences and service delivery that will help rebuild confidence in disaster preparedness and federal loan distribution. 

"In light of the recent natural disasters in Kentucky and Illinois, we're glad the administration has announced its new executive order to improve customer relations across federal agencies. This is particularly important for small businesses that have been damaged by these latest tornadoes and are also still trying to access other emergency relief through U.S.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, General Small Business, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Thursday, December 9, 2021

National groups, representing more than 135,000 small and independent businesses and organizations, filed an amicus brief in favor of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s employer vaccine rule.

Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, December 7, Small Business Majority, alongside small business owner Mary Sue Milliken and the American Independent Business Alliance, filed an amicus brief urging the U.S.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, lauding the Biden-Harris Administration's announcement to set additional reforms to the federal procurement process that will help increase opportunities for all under-resourced small businesses. 

“Despite their tremendous contributions to local communities, generating trillions of dollars in revenue to the national economy and employing millions of people, minority- and women-owned small businesses receive less than 10% of federal contracting dollars. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Government Accountability, Minority entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Friday, November 19, 2021

Declaración hecha por Xiomara Peña, Vicepresidenta de Colaboraciones Estratégicas de Small Business Majority, pide la rápida aprobación de inversiones clave en la economía del cuidado para mejor posicionar las pequeñas empresas en su recuperación a largo plazo

Hoy, la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos aprobó la Agenda para una Mejor Reconstrucción, la cual proporciona inversiones robustas para la atención médica, el cuidado infantil y la licencia familiar pagada, las cuales son necesarias para asegurar que las pequeñas empresas estén al centro de una economía próspera y equitativa. Instamos encarecidamente al Senado de los Estados Unidos para que apruebe rápidamente esta agenda y conserve estas disposiciones clave para impulsar los empresarios de nuestra nación y sus empleados. 

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, General Small Business, Infrastructure, Paid Sick Leave
Press Release Date:
Friday, November 19, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, calling for the swift passage of key investments in the care economy needed to better position small businesses for a long-term recovery

"Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better plan, which includes robust investments in healthcare, childcare and paid family leave needed to ensure that small businesses are at the center of a thriving and equitable economy. We strongly urge the U.S. Senate to swiftly pass this plan and keep these key provisions in place to bolster our nation’s entrepreneurs and their employees. 

Topic(s):
Healthcare, Infrastructure, Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance, Paid Sick Leave, Tax and Budget Reform
Press Release Date:
Thursday, November 18, 2021

La nueva legislación ayudaría a frenar la propagación de productos de financiación fraudulentos de alto costo, al corregir la falta de transparencia en estándares

Washington, DC — Small Business Majority emitió una declaración aplaudiendo la introducción de la Ley de Divulgación de Préstamos para Pequeñas Empresas del 2021 el día de hoy, patrocinada por el senador Robert Menendez y la congresista Nydia Velázquez, y co-patrocinada por el senador Sherrod Brown, senador Ben Cardin, congresista Maxine Waters y congresista Ed Perlmutter. El proyecto de ley amendaría la Ley Federal de Veracidad en Préstamos del 2021 (TILA por sus siglas en inglés) para extender las mismas protecciones a consumidores de las pequeñas empresas estadounid

Topic(s):
General Small Business, Predatory Lending
Press Release Date:
Thursday, November 18, 2021

New legislation would help rein in the spread of high-cost, predatory small business financing products by correcting lacking transparency standards

Washington, DC — Small Business Majority issued a statement applauding the introduction of the Small Business Lending Disclosure Act of 2021 today, authored by Senator Robert Menendez and Representative Nydia Velázquez, cosponsored by Representatives Maxine Waters, Ed Perlmutter, and Senators Sherrod Brown, Ben Cardin.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Predatory Lending
Press Release Date:
Monday, November 15, 2021

What: On November 18, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), will join Small Business Majority for an in depth virtual discussion on forthcoming key legislation spearheaded by the Committee, as well as key provisions in the "Build Back Better" plan that can benefit entrepreneurs.

Topic(s):
General Small Business, Infrastructure
Press Release Date:
Monday, November 8, 2021

Declaración de Xiomara Peña, Vicepresidenta de Colaboraciones Estratégicas de Small Business Majority, sobre la importancia de invertir en infraestructura física y humana para ayudar a las pequeñas empresas a competir en un mercado desafiante

"Después de un arduo proceso de negociación, la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos finalmente aprobó el proyecto de ley de infraestructura bipartidista que invierte miles de millones de dólares en la infraestructura física de nuestro país que ayudará a impulsar la recuperación de millones de pequeñas empresas.

Topic(s):
COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure
Press Release Date:
Friday, November 5, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on the importance of investing in both physical and human infrastructure to help small businesses compete in a challenging marketplace

“After an arduous negotiating process, the U.S. House of Representatives has finally passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill investing billions of dollars in our country’s physical infrastructure that will help to bolster recovery for millions of small businesses.

Topic(s):
General Small Business, Infrastructure

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