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Venturize: Get on the path to business success

Venturize is a free online resource hub for small business owners like you who need help accessing tools and resources to grow their businesses. Managed by Small Business Majority, Venturize offers unbiased education and resources about small business loans, retirement and healthcare to empower entrepreneurs to make the best financial decisions for their business. We also help small businesses get connected to trusted local providers that can help their enterprises grow. 

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Small Business Majority Supports PPP Flexibility Act for Self-Employed Small Businesses

Today, Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer submitted a letter of support for the bipartisan PPP Flexibility for Farmers, Ranchers, and the Self-Employed Act introduced by Senators Cardin, Lankford, Collins, King, Baldwin, Portman, and Marshall. We urge Congress to immediately pass this measure, which would allow small businesses to apply for increased PPP benefits retroactively in order to take advantage of new PPP loan calculations for the self-employed.

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Supporting small businesses through the American Jobs Plan

Today, John Arensmeyer submitted a letter to Congressional House and Senate leadership outlining the key provisions in the American Jobs Plan that would support small businesses. Additionally, the letter provides recommendations on how to better support small businesses in changes to the tax code that would level the playing field. 

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One year into the pandemic: How small businesses have weathered the storm and where their businesses stand today

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Small Business Majority
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

As we approached the one-year mark of the initial public health shutdowns in the U.S. that sent shockwaves through our economy, Small Business Majority reviewed a year’s worth of surveys conducted of our network of 85,000 small businesses, as well as other national polling we commissioned and additional research and qualitative feedback from our network, in order to better understand the state of small businesses.

Small Business Majority, Main Street Alliance and Business Organizations Team Up for Small Business Grants

​Today, Small Business Majority, Main Street Alliance, and 114 state, local, and federal business organizations sent a letter to Congress urging them to pass a substantive grants program to support small businesses. While federal relief programs provided a crucial lifeline for many businesses, small businesses need unrestricted funding because only they can determine how to best utilize funding to keep their businesses open. 

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Quintin Reed

As Small Business Majority’s Government Affairs Assistant, Quintin assists with policy and government affairs efforts in Washington D.C. and the Mid-Atlantic region. He has worked within multiple levels of government ranging from the Connecticut Secretary of State’s Office, to the U.S. House of Representatives, to the Library of Congress’ Congressional Research Service. Quintin received his Master’s in Professional Studies from the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University.

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Small Business Majority Submits Letter to U.S. House Committee on Small Business Urging the Approval of the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act of 2021

Today, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business urging for members to immediately pass the PPP Extension Act of 2021, which would extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application period to May 31, 2021 and allow the U.S. Small Business Administration to process loans until June 30, 2021. Congress must pass the PPP Extension Act of 2021 immediately so that small businesses can acquire adequate funding to keep their doors open during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Small businesses struggling to access healthcare during COVID-19 pandemic

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Small Business Majority
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Historically, small businesses have struggled to access health coverage due to the cost, representing a disproportionate number of the working uninsured prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And when they have been able to afford it, small businesses often paid more than their larger counterparts. These barriers are now being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as small businesses are forced to lay off or furlough employees and make cuts to benefits in order to survive the ongoing economic crisis. A recent national survey of small business owners sheds light on these ongoing issues facing small businesses, as well as their views on policy solutions that could help them access and afford coverage into the future.

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