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Small Business Majority submits written testimony on the importance of fostering a level playing field for small businesses

On June 12, Small Business Majority Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer submitted written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights outlining the importance of competition in today’s economy and how rising rates of concentration have disproportionately impacted small businesses ability to compete with their larger counterparts. 

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Small Business Majority and Main Street Alliance lead national sign-on letter opposing proposed cuts to programs impacting small businesses

On June 10, Small Business Majority, Main Street Alliance and 20 small business advocacy and service oriented organizations sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee’s in opposition to the cuts proposed within the House’s fiscal year 2025 Financial Services and General Government funding bill.

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Small Business Majority network members participate in the White House’s Midwest Regional Small Business Summit

On May 31, Small Business Majority network members, alongside other small business owners and advocates attended the White House’s Midwest Regional Small Business Summit. The entrepreneurs met with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and other Biden-Harris administration officials to discuss the administration’s work to keep up America’s small business boom.

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Small Business Majority and Professor Evan Starr file Amicus Brief in support of the FTC’s non-compete final rule

On June 5, Small Business Majority and Evan Starr, economist and Associate Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Maryland’s Robert M. Smith School of Business, filed an Amicus Brief outlining the small business case for the Federal Trade Commission’s final rule to restrict the use of non-compete agreements, which encourages entrepreneurship, small business growth, and workforce development on Main Street.

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Small Business Majority urges Congress to pass the Right to Contraception Act

On June 4, Small Business Majority Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to pass the Right to Contraception Act, which would expand and protect access to reproductive healthcare tools like contraceptives.

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Small Business Majority and partner organizations file Amicus Brief in support of the EEOC's final rule on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On May 21st, Small Business Majority, alongside Main Street Alliance and the American Sustainable Business Council, filed an Amicus Brief in support of the recent Final Rule issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) which outlines guidance on how employers and employees can comply with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The PWFA, which went into effect in June 2023, requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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Brick-and-mortar small businesses share views on public safety in their communities

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Small Business Majority
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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

As narratives and concerns about national crime persist, it’s important to take the perspectives of America’s entrepreneurs into account. This poll of brick-and-mortar small businesses provides insights into their views on public safety in their communities. The survey reveals that these small business owners are more concerned about economic issues that impact their businesses than crime in their communities.

Small Business Majority submits written testimony outlining the impacts of threats to reproductive freedom on women entrepreneurs nationwide

On May 29, Small Business Majority submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs’ Subcommittee on Economic Policy examining how threats and restrictions to reproductive freedom across the country have impacted women entrepreneurs’ ability to start and grow their businesses. For more information, check out our research on reproductive healthcare access here.

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Dafina Williams

Dafina Williams is the Executive Vice President, Chief Public Policy Officer and Head of Government Affairs at Opportunity Finance Network (OFN). With a keen focus on advocacy, she drives the organization’s efforts in public policy, legislative affairs, and regulatory initiatives. Prior to assuming her current role, Dafina played a pivotal role in shaping OFN’s policy agenda, concentrating on federal appropriations, small business policy and fair lending practices.

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