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Small Business Owners Say That Discrimination Against Queer People Is Bad For Business

Forbes

The Small Business Majority gave the Debt Free Guys an exclusive sneak peek at the results of its Small Business Owners Oppose Denying Services to LGBT Customers poll conducted to gauge entrepreneurs’ opinions on whether private businesses should be permitted to deny goods, services and employment to queer people based on religious beliefs, the business or business owners’ right to free speech and artistic expression. The findings will be released later today.

Even some Republicans agree tax plans won't help small businesses

The Hill

Indeed, very few small businesses would benefit from capping the corporate tax rate at 20 percent, because so few pay the corporate rate to begin with. What’s more, entrepreneurs oppose lowering that rate without getting rid of corporate tax loopholes, because doing so would greatly increase the deficit while continuing to put small businesses at a disadvantage.

In fact, Small Business Majority’s recent scientific opinion polling found 85 percent of small-business owners feel the tax code unfairly benefits large corporations over small businesses and that corporations and wealthy...

Sen. Johnson is a ‘no’ on the tax bill. He says it hurts businesses (like his own).

The Washington Post

John Arensmeyer, chief executive and founder of Small Business Majority, said that the Senate bill provisions on pass through income took “a small step toward helping people at the bottom,” but he said he still opposes an overall tax cut and the rush to pass a measure as complicated as tax reform.

As for Johnson’s proposal to tax all corporate profits as pass-through income, Arensmeyer said “we don’t think that’s the way to go. And if we were to consider something that radical, it would require a lot more time and analysis. At the end of the day we would want to make sure the...

Health care options

San Francisco Chronicle

There is a lot of confusion and misinformation right now about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and open enrollment for purchasing health care through Covered California. Many solo entrepreneurs and small-business employees rely on the ACA marketplaces for their health insurance, so it’s crucial that small-business owners learn about their options and get covered early.

Women of Color Small Business Owners: Access to Birth Control Is Vital To Our Success

Black Enterprise

A new poll by the advocacy group Small Business Majority surveyed 507 female entrepreneurs and discovered that 56% said that access to birth control and the ability to decide if and when to have children allowed them to advance in their careers and start their businesses. The poll, which included oversamples of African American and Latina small business owners, found reproductive healthcare is especially important to women entrepreneurs.

With the move by the Trump administration to roll back this requirement, the Small Business Majority contends that it’s important to understand the...

Obamacare confusion

Chicago Sun-Times

There is a lot of confusion and misinformation right now about the future of the Affordable Care Act and open enrollment for purchasing healthcare through Healthcare.gov. Many solo entrepreneurs and small business employees rely on the ACA marketplaces for their health insurance, so it’s crucial that small business owners learn about their options and get covered early.

Get Started: House committee OKs small business tax changes

The Washington Post

Small business advocates were split about the revised House bill. "It includes real tax relief, allowing small business owners to keep more of their money to invest in growth and create new jobs," said Juanita Duggan, CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business.

But John Arensmeyer, CEO of the Small Business Majority, said that in the new House version, "the bulk of benefits are still going to large corporations and wealthy individuals rather than Main Street." The Senate version also favors the wealthiest corporations rather than small companies, he...

Small-business owners should learn health care options (LTE by Mary Overbey)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

There is a lot of confusion and misinformation right now about the future of the Affordable Care Act and open enrollment for purchasing health care through Healthcare.gov. Many solo entrepreneurs and small-business employees rely on the ACA marketplaces for their health insurance, so it’s crucial that small-business owners learn about their options and get covered early.

Nathan Proctor: Republican assault on small business

The Berkshire Eagle

It's hard enough to compete with big companies as a small business, and the federal government shouldn't make matters worse by letting big companies avoid their responsibilities. Instead of closing these loopholes, the bill moving forward in Congress right now would make them worse. They would slash the tax bill owed by offshoring companies by hundreds of billions of dollars and widen loopholes that reward offshoring moving forward.

According to Small Business Majority, the tax provisions which tax writers claim will help small business won't do much. The cut on...

Things May Have Just Got Easier for Entrepreneurs in Chicago

Ebony

Small Business Majority, Fundera and Accion have developed SimpleGrowth, an online lending marketplace. The first of its kind online financial resource platform allows Black entrepreneurs in the city to connect will lenders with the click of a button.

Big business is a big winner of GOP small business tax plan

The Washington Post

House GOP leaders have hailed their new tax proposals as helping the small-business owner, but small-business associations say they help big enterprises, not small ones, and vowed Tuesday to sink the bill in its current form.

John Arensmeyer, head of the Small Business Majority, said the pass-through provision would benefit only 2 percent of small businesses. And he disagrees with Ryan when the speaker says that small businesses would benefit from the abolition of estate taxes; Arensmeyer said about 20 small businesses a year are big enough to trigger estate taxes.

Get Started: Mixed small business reception for GOP tax plan

CNBC

The GOP's proposed tax overhaul is getting a mixed reaction from small business advocates, with some saying they hope the plan will be revised as it makes its way through Congress.

Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer said, "nearly nine in 10 businesses that pass through their income already pay at the 25 percent rate or less," and said the bill would help wealthy individuals more than small businesses.

Why the Republican Tax Plan Won't Help Small Businesses

Fox Business

Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer joins Stuart Varney on Fox Business to discuss the House's tax plan and its impact on small businesses.

99.1 FM Radio Talk of Small Business Majority

99.1 FM Radio

“Small business organization says 70% of their members say “no thanks” to tax bill. Small Business Majority is the name of this group, John Arensmeyer the founder.”

Tax plan scapegoats small businesses: Letter to the editor

The Oregonian

Small business owners already feel the current tax system unfairly favors big business which was underscored by a recent opinion poll from Small Business Majority. The poll also found small businesses want tax reform to make the system more fair rather than simply handing out tax cuts.

Small business reaction to new GOP tax plan

Fox News

Small Business Majority founder and CEO John Arensmeyer joins the debate.

Trump's tax reform: All the benefits for big business?

Fox Business

The GOP released its tax reform framework on Thursday, which it is heralding as a blueprint to boost growth for U.S. businesses both large and small, but larger corporations appeared more satisfied with the proposals than their smaller counterparts.
 
Similarly, the founder and CEO of the Small Business Majority John Arensmeyer said the bill would drive up the deficit while doing “virtually nothing” to benefit America’s small businesses.

These powerful business groups hate the GOP tax plan

CNN Money

Most small businesses are set up as "pass-throughs," meaning their profits are passed through to the owners, shareholders and partners, who pay tax on them through their personal returns. The GOP tax bill slashes the pass-through tax rate to 25%.
 
However, small business owners fear this won't help the vast majority of them because most already pay taxes at a 25% rate or less. "This proposal would primarily help wealthy individuals rather than small businesses," according to John Arensmeyer, CEO of the Small Business Majority, another advocacy group....

New Online Portal Offers Loans Up to $500,000 to African American Entrepreneurs in Chicago

Black Enterprise

The national advocacy group Small Business Majority, national online lender Fundera, and micro-lender Accion have developed SimpleGrowth, a new online lending marketplace. Calling SimpleGrowth a first-of-its-kind local lending portal, officials say the platform will allow African American entrepreneurs in Chicago to connect with area lenders via a website.

John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority founder and CEO, says lack of access to capital for small businesses is a major problem and is throttling our economy. “Small business owners represent 99% of employer firms, but many who...

Inside the Tax Bill: Entrepreneurs Are Losers

Inc

About 95 percent of the companies in the U.S. are structured as pass-through businesses. However, to prevent the rate from becoming a loophole for individuals, tax writers created a formula that will make business owners pay a higher individual tax rate on income that they receive as wages. This has angered some entrepreneurs, including the Small Business Majority, a left-leaning advocacy organization, which wrote in a statement that slashing the pass-through rate would help very few owners.

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