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ISED Ventures Women's Business Center

ISED Ventures is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for low and moderate income Iowans to build their assets and achieve financial stability. Through the Women's Business Center and Emprendedores Latinos de Iowa, ISED Ventures supports Iowans, particularly women and minorities, in achieving their dreams of small business ownership.

Extreme Weather Puts Economic Chill on Michigan Small Businesses

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Extreme weather events have been front-page news lately, especially with the U.S. experiencing record storms across much of the country and devastating droughts in the West. Research shows small businesses are especially susceptible to financial ruin after an extreme weather event. 

It’s not surprising then that Small Business Majority's polling found nearly 1 in 5 Michigan small business owners had to lay off workers after they were negatively impacted by an extreme weather event.

Opinion Poll: Small Businesses Support Workplace Nondiscrimination Policies

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Small business owners nationwide are doing all they can to strengthen their businesses and put the Great Recession’s effects behind them. Now more than ever, it’s critical they have the help of smart employment laws allowing them to attract and retain the best talent. National scientific opinion polling shows the vast majority of small business owners believe we’re long overdue for federal and state policies protecting all workers from discrimination, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Michigan Small Business Owners Support Government Investments in Clean Energy and Enforcement of EPA Rules

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Small businesses account for a significant share of Michigan’s economy. For every one large business in Michigan, there are 266 small businesses diligently working to reenergize the state’s economy. These entrepreneurs are doing everything they can to hire, grow and move their businesses forward. As part of these efforts, recent scientific opinion polling shows that Michigan’s entrepreneurs want pragmatic, innovative policies that help guide them into a competitive, modern clean energy economy.

Small Business Owners Believe National Standards Supporting Energy Innovation Will Increase Prosperity for Small Firms

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Introduction 

America’s small business owners are doing all they can to outlast the condition of today’s economy. These hardworking employers know they need the right kind of help if they are to thrive. That’s why they believe immediate action is necessary to form bold clean energy policies that will prompt innovation, and in effect, stimulate small business and the economy.

State Reports: Small Businesses Hire Diverse Entry-Level Workforce

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New scientific polling in Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi and New Mexico shows small business hiring of lower-level employees is diverse, but more can be done to increase diversity in the hiring of upper-management employees. Additionally, some small employers plan to hire or promote in order to increase the diversity of their high-level workforce within the next few years.

State Opinion Polls: Small Business Owners Provide Array of Benefits to Employees

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Many small business owners think of their employees as family, and they believe in taking care of their employees in order to retain a happy and loyal workforce and to attract top talent. They also know it’s important for their employees to be able to balance their work and family responsibilities. New scientific polling shows the majority of small businesses in Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi and New Mexico offer benefits like paid leave and provide family-friendly policies for their employees.

Opinion Poll: Small Business Owners are Hiring, but are Struggling to Find the Right Job Candidates

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Scientific opinion poll finds small business owners are hiring, but those doing so are having a hard time finding candidates with the right background; they support programs such as apprentice and internships to identify and increase the number of qualified workers.

Small Business Owners Feel Disadvantaged When it Comes to the Electoral Process, Support Significant Reforms

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Small Business Majority's scientific opinion polling shows small business owners often feel disadvantaged by large corporations and the electoral system overall. They believe our current campaign finance system puts large corporations at a competitive advantage and support significant reforms to level the playing field between small employers and large corporations.

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