On January 15, Small Business Majority filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to accept and quickly render a decision in the case of Texas v. U.S., which has challenged the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. This is necessary because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently declared the individual mandate is unconstitutional and ordered a lower court to reconsider whether the remaining components of the ACA may remain law.
Small Business Majority submitted a letter of support to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on Ushering Progress by Leveraging Innovation and Future Technology (UPLIFT) Act of 2019, which seeks to amend the Small Business Act to spur entrepreneurial ecosystems in underserved communities.
Small Business Majority submitted a letter of support to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on S. 1077, the NEW START Act, which creates a reentry program within the U.S. Small Business Administration to award grants to organizations, or partnerships between organizations, to provide business counseling and entrepreneurial development training to returning citizens.
Small Business Majority submitted a letter of support to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on S. 2563, the ILLICIT CASH Act, which would protect small businesses from the myriad ways in which anonymous companies undermine legitimate small business owners. Currently, shell companies with hidden owners put small businesses at a disadvantage by unfairly competing for contracts, undermining supply chains, creating difficulties in finding responsible subcontractors and providing cover for fraudsters.
Today, Small Business Majority submitted a letter of support to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform on the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act). Many employers want to provide their employees with adequate leave time; however, not all can afford to do so. The FAMILY Act would enable employers to provide employees with much needed time away from work without bearing the full cost of their leave.
Small Business Majority submitted a letter of support for H.R. 5065 and H.R. 5078, which would direct the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide mentoring and training to federal inmates, both in-prison and post-release, to prepare incarcerated individuals and returning citizens for entrepreneurship.
The Responsible Business Lending Coalition submitted a letter of support to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services on H.R.3490, the Small Business Lending Fairness Act, which would address one of the most egregious predatory practices in small business financing. Small business borrowers can fall prey to confessions of judgement with little recourse, forcing some to close their business when they're unable to keep up with their payments. Banning confessions of judgement would remove arcane legal language meant to mislead business owners into signing away rights.
Small Business Majority submitted a letter of support to the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. Addressing the high cost of prescription drugs will help bring more stability to the pricing of health coverage in the marketplaces, which is beneficial to small employers, health insurers and the healthcare system overall.
On April 1, Small Business Majority filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, which is being challenged in Texas v. United States. In the brief, Small Business Majority contended that even though the ACA’s individual mandate penalty has been repealed, the healthcare law’s remaining components must be upheld in full because the ACA is critical to the success of small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and their employees.
As any small business owner knows, the holiday season is the perfect time to boost your bottom line. But figuring out the best way to market your business or product and how to stand out from the crowd can feel overwhelming. But, there's no need to get your stockings in a twist. Whether you’re an online vendor, a restauranteur or even an accounting firm, there are some easy ways that you can connect with your community and your clients during this busy time of the year.