Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote to restore net neutrality protection in the United States is great news for small firms

The U.S. House of Representatives acted in the best interests of small businesses when it voted today to restore net neutrality. Without protections in place to keep the internet fair and open, small businesses will be put at a disadvantage when trying to compete with larger corporations that have the resources to ensure their websites receive special prioritization from their internet service providers.

Topic(s):
Infrastructure
Press Release Date:
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on what the nomination of Jovita Carranza could mean for small businesses

We are glad to see President Trump moved quickly to nominate a new head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) following the resignation of Linda McMahon, and we are optimistic about his choice of Jovita Carranza. We are pleased the president chose someone with high-level experience at the SBA, and we are particularly glad he chose a woman of color whom we hope will connect with a rapidly growing segment of entrepreneurs.

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on a recently filed amicus brief asking the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to reject a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act

Small Business Majority filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is being challenged in Texas v. United States.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Friday, March 29, 2019

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why a federal judge’s decision to overturn the Trump administration’s rule expanding association health plans will benefit small businesses and the small group market

We are pleased a federal district court judge has struck down a recent U.S. Department of Labor rule expanding association health plans (AHPs), ruling that it is a blatant attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We have long expressed our concerns that this rule would lead to higher premiums, unbalanced risk pools and lower-quality insurance for small businesses.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, March 28, 2019

New poll finds majority of small employers favor a state program funded by both employee and employer contributions; majority of smallest businesses in the state are currently unable to offer any form of family and medical leave

Denver — A scientific opinion poll released today reveals Colorado small businesses are struggling to offer family and medical leave benefits to their employees, and an overwhelming majority support a proposal to establish a state-run paid family and medical leave program.  

Topic(s):
Family Medical Leave Insurance, Workforce Issues
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Healthcare remains prohibitively expensive for many of California’s entrepreneurs, who support increased state subsidies as a way to lower premiums

Sacramento, Calif.—While California has led the nation in expanding healthcare coverage to its citizens, millions of Californians still lack coverage and even more struggle to afford the premiums and co-pays for the care they do have, including many entrepreneurs and small business employees.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, February 25, 2019

Latino Business Network members gain access to critical business resources geared toward entrepreneurs in underserved communities

 

Oakland, Calif.—Latino Business Network & Allies has joined Small Business Majority’s strategic partnership program—a network of more than 150 business organizations across the country working together to help small business owners navigate the many challenges entrepreneurs face, particularly those in underserved communities.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Monday, February 25, 2019

Los miembros de Latino Business Network obtienen acceso a recursos de negocios críticos orientados a emprendedores en comunidades marginadas

Oakland, California — Latino Business Network & Allies se ha unido al programa de asociación estratégica de Small Business Majority— una red de más de 150 organizaciones empresariales de todo el país que trabajan juntas para ayudar a los propietarios de pequeñas empresas a navegar por los muchos desafíos que enfrentan los empresarios, en particular los

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Small employers say they need greater access to capital, struggle to maintain a qualified workforce and are concerned about healthcare cost

Washington, DC—A new report released today found rural small business owners play a key role in all facets of life within rural communities, but they often face different challenges than those in metropolitan areas, including geographic isolation, spotty broadband services, a reluctance among major companies, banks and healthcare providers to serve the area, difficulties in hiring and retaining qualified workers and barriers in accessing capital to build their businesses.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Tax and Budget Reform, Workforce Issues
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

WHAT: Small Business Majority is hosting a full-day event Jan. 30 in Los Angeles that will offer California small business owners a platform for meaningful dialogue about issues facing the state’s small business community, as well as the opportunity to learn how to grow their businesses through educational workshops on critical issues like lending, healthcare, retirement and more.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship

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