Small Business News

| My Social Good News

Thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country are scheduled to attend the Startup Success Virtual Conference, hosted by SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses, and sponsored by FedEx. Being held Oct. 24 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

| The National Law Review

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed AB 824, known as the “Pay-for-Delay” bill, blocking pharmaceutical companies from paying generic drug makers to not develop and bring lower-cost medicines to market.

| Public News Service

Xiomara Pena, California deputy director and national Latino outreach manager for the organizationSmall Business Majority, says the state also increased subsidies for people in the middle class, a group that includes many small business owners.

| Chicago Tribune

Small business owners are our state’s biggest job creators, but too many entrepreneurs, especially women and people of color, are struggling to access the capital they need to start or grow a successful business.

| Capital Public Radio

"This plan is a great first step towards improving affordability for thousands of moderate-income individuals and families including many entrepreneurs."

| The Southern Illinoisan

With Congress back in full swing, it’s time for our government officials to get serious about tackling small business issues.

| WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Gillibrand has been pressing the issue for years. In April 2015 in Troy, Gillibrand cited a different poll conducted by the Small Business Majority, which found 6 in 10 entrepreneurs in New York state supported a publicly administered family and medical leave program.

| Orange County Register

I was disappointed to see the editorial cheering the case against the CalSavers program.

As a small business owner, I can tell you this program is welcome in our community. For us, CalSavers is the only way we can afford a retirement program for our employees.

| Sacramento Business Journal

Small businesses have created two-thirds of new private sector jobs since the 2008 recession. Like home ownership, entrepreneurship is an important tool to build wealth for under-resourced households and communities.

| Riverbender

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) convened a U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee Field Hearing in Chicago today to highlight the barriers faced by small business owners of color and women entrepreneurs.