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

Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 3:00pm ET

Entrepreneurs and small business owners drive economic innovation through the invention of new products, technologies and ideas, which are all commonly referred to as intellectual property (IP).

Workshop | National
Thursday, May 2, 2024 | 2:00pm ET

To help prevent and combat money laundering, tax fraud and other financial crimes, a recent bipartisan law requires many companies and small businesses to report beneficial ownership information (BOI) to the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).  

Workshop | National
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 | 2:00pm ET

Since its inception more than 70 years ago, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has helped millions of small businesses across the country access the capital and resources needed to thrive and grow.

Workshop | National

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

Published:
Tue, 08/13/2019
Open for business

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.

Published:
Thu, 11/13/2014
now hiring

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.

Published:
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.