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Small Business Owners Support Government Investments in Renewable Energy and EPA Clean Air Standards

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Small business owners across the country are working to rebuild our economy. These entrepreneurs, the engine of job creation, are doing everything they can to hire, grow and move their businesses forward. As part of these efforts, scientific opinion polling in six states— Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia—shows that America’s entrepreneurs want pragmatic, innovative policies that help guide them into a competitive, modern clean energy economy.

Majority of Small Businesses Support Ending Subsidies to Oil and Gas Companies

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2012

In the aftermath of the recession, small business owners are doing all they can to shift our economy back into gear. But many of them are still idling, if not completely stalled. To thrive and reach their full potential, small businesses need a more level economic playing field with large businesses—one that makes them better able to create jobs. Small business owners know robust economic policies aimed at leveling the playing field would strengthen their bottom lines and enhance their capacity to foster widespread economic growth.

Small Business Owners’ Opinions on Regulations and Job Creation

Publisher: 
The American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and Small Business Majority
Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rhetoric blaming government regulations for a lack of small business growth and our stagnant economy has reached a fever pitch. Legislators have introduced bills aimed at curbing regulations, believing this would stimulate our sluggish economy. While lawmakers are right to view small business as the key to economic recovery, small businesses don’t see regulations as their No. 1 concern. Instead, the vast majority of small business owners believe weak demand is the primary problem for their business right now, not regulations.

Small Businesses Reject Role of Money in Politics; View Citizens United Decision as Bad for Business

Publisher: 
The American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and Small Business Majority
Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

On Jan. 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its Citizens United decision that corporations are free to spend unlimited sums of money in elections. According to opinion polling released by the American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and Small Business Majority, two-thirds of small business owners see this decision as bad for small business. The poll also shows small business owners overwhelmingly believe corporations have been given too much freedom to spend money that directly influences political campaigns.

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.

Small Businesses Strongly Support Raising Fuel Efficiency Standards

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Thursday, July 21, 2011

In this tough economy, small business owners struggle just to keep their doors open, let alone turn a profit and create jobs. Nevertheless, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in small businesses, and they know that to thrive we must create new opportunities and change with the times, which explains why they favor raising fuel efficiency standards by huge margins—a step some people have wrongly described as a job killer.

Small Business Owners’ Views on Key Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Small Business Majority released a national survey of 619 small business owners in January 2011 to gauge how entrepreneurs view two critical components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: healthcare tax credits and insurance exchanges.

Good Business Sense: The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit In the Affordable Care Act

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Congress included in the Affordable Care Act a significant new tax credit for small business owners who provide their workers with health insurance. Under this new tax credit, businesses that have fewer than 25 full-time workers and average wages of less than $50,000 are now eligible to receive a tax credit of up to 35% of the cost of the health insurance that they provide for their workers.

Small Business Attitudes on Wellness Programs

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Monday, July 21, 2014

Although large employers have been expanding wellness programs in recent years, small businesses have lagged in this endeavor. Since small businesses employ nearly 50% of all private-sector workers, any comprehensive expansion of wellness and prevention efforts must include a role for this large swath of private sector employers.

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