Small Business Majority submits comment on New Mexico Work and $ave Program draft rules

On November 11, Small Business Majority's Public Policy Director, Awesta Sarkash submitted a comment letter on the preliminary draft rules for New Mexico's Work and $ave Program to outline ways the program can better support small and underserved businesses.


New Mexico business owner calls on her childhood nostalgia to build community

During lockdown, New Mexico transplant Skylar Shafer found herself homesick for the flavors of her New England childhood. Looking to connect herself back to her roots and find a distraction from her emotionally intensive day job as a community support worker, she started Sky’s Sweets, a bakery that specializes in Jewish and Brazilian desserts. Skylar’s role as a small business has helped her feel connected to her New Mexico community while her baking connects her to the community she left behind on the East Coast.


Small businesses will benefit from key updates to the New Mexico Work and $ave Program

In a letter to New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, John Arensmeyer, Founder and CEO, urged support for the New Mexico Work and $ave legislative proposal sponsored by Senator Bill Tallman and Representative Linda Serrato. The legislation contains narrowly crafted, essential changes requiring a limited number of New Mexico employers to auto-enroll their workers—a requirement in every other state implementing these state-facilitated programs. 


Small business owner and advocate uses floral designs to highlight her Native American culture

The past year has stretched many households to their broadband limit with kids learning virtually and parents working remotely at the same time, but for rural small business owner Shayai Lucero, this isn’t a new challenge. 


Awesta Sarkash

Awesta Sarkash directs Small Business Majority’s policy initiatives federally and in Virginia and New Mexico. She is charged with tracking legislative and regulatory developments and maintaining a knowledge of policies across multiple states. 


Examining the Unique Opportunities and Challenges Facing Rural Small Businesses

Small Business Majority
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

This report compiles findings from focus groups and roundtable discussions with rural small business owners and other small business stakeholders in four states, as well as the results of a national poll of rural small business owners. The report also features recommendations for policymakers and service providers to increase opportunities for rural entrepreneurs.

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Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce strives to represent the special interests of all businesses in the Greater Poplar Bluff Area and to be the leader in economic and community development in Southeast Missouri. The chamber's mission is to provide leadership and service to promote economic growth and industrial development to the greater Poplar Bluff area.