Wisconsin Small Business Owner Highlight

Small business owners Todd and Michelle Trotter are cleaning up Milwaukee’s buildings—and in the process extending a helping hand to its people.

Wisconsin Events

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 | 2:00pm ET

Small businesses play a critical role in the recent resurgence in U.S. manufacturing. The federal government has supported this with “Made in America” policies that are reshoring critical industries, strengthening major supply chains and rebuilding America’s industrial base.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2024 | 2:00pm ET

August marks the two-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act, which continues to provide cost-saving opportunities for small businesses through clean energy tax credits and rebates. Whether your small business facilitates energy upgrades (e.g.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2024 | 2:00pm ET

Federal and state contracting and subcontracting opportunities are critical pathways for small businesses looking to expand their operations and tap into new markets.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2024 | 2:00pm ET

Rural small businesses face unique barriers in their efforts to start and grow - from a lack of access and awareness to capital and resources to struggles maintaining a qualified workforce.

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Wisconsin Policy

Browse our latest state-based regulatory comments and legislative testimony in this area below, or click the button to view all records.
Friday, January 21, 2022

Small Business Majority’s policy agenda ensures that small business is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Wisconsin and advances policies that promote equitable pathways for entrepreneurship. The state’s 461,000 small businesses employed 1.3 million people in 2021, and small businesses have historically driven job growth .

Monday, January 10, 2022

Wisconsin is in trouble when it comes to retirement security. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, our retirement system was not working for a significant number of Wisconsin workers and small businesses. The landscape of retirement benefits has changed in recent decades.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Small Business Majority submitted a letter to the Wisconsin Senate Comittee on Financial Institutions and Revenueof in support of SB2 Senate Amendment 4, which would bring Wisconsin state tax laws for small businesses in conformity with the CARES Act and federal income taxes regarding small business owners’ ability to deduct allowable expenses paid from Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans o

Wisconsin Research

Tue, 08/13/2019
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Policymakers at all levels, from town councils to the halls of Capitol Hill, emphasize the challenges of small businesses as a key talking point during political debates. But new opinion polling in four states—Illinois, Missouri, Virginia and Wisconsin—reveals small businesses feel their government officials don’t actually understand their challenges, and they support a wide array of policies to address their needs, some of which might come as a surprise to their elected officials.

Thu, 11/13/2014
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Scientific opinion poll finds small business owners are hiring, but those doing so are having a hard time finding candidates with the right background; they support programs such as apprentice and internships to identify and increase the number of qualified workers.

Thu, 10/30/2014

Small Business Majority's scientific opinion polling shows small business owners often feel disadvantaged by large corporations and the electoral system overall. They believe our current campaign finance system puts large corporations at a competitive advantage and support significant reforms to level the playing field between small employers and large corporations.

Wisconsin Resources

Wisconsin Saves is a new automatic saving initiative that launched in April 2021 for employers in Wisconsin. As part of a national pilot program, Wisconsin Saves is designed to encourage millions of Wisconsinites to establish emergency savings accounts through the automated saving strategy of split deposit. Below is an overview of what small businesses need to know about the program.