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Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Small business owners concerned with predatory lending; say the best way to protect small business borrowers is through more oversight of alternative lenders

 

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today found an overwhelming majority of small business owners feel there should be stronger regulations for online lending in order to protect small firms from financial products that could harm them.

Topic:
Access to Capital
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 5 December, 2017

WHAT: Small Business Majority, in partnership with The eFactory and MSU Small Business and Technology Development Center, will host a free resource fair in Springfield for anyone looking to grow or start a business. This come-and-go event will connect attendees with nonprofits, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), government agencies and other organizations focused on serving small businesses. Expo attendees will also be able to:

Topic:
General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Monday, 4 December, 2017

WHAT: Small Business Majority, in partnership with Accion in Chicago, will host a free seminar in Chicago on December 5 at 6:00pm CST for women small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. This event will include an interactive presentation and discussion with experts as well as local business owners. Additionally, Small Business Majority and Accion will introduce SimpleGrowth, a new, free lending tool that easily connects Chicago businesses to local financing.

Topic:
Access to Capital
Press Release Date:
Monday, 4 December, 2017

With lawmakers finalizing their tax reform legislation, Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer as well as small business owners nationwide are available to discuss why the proposals now being considered will not help small businesses

 

The respective tax bills passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate do virtually nothing to assist America’s small businesses,” Arensmeyer said. “Both measures give the overwhelming majority of benefits to large corporations, hedge fund managers and wealthy lawyers, while exploding the deficit and doing nothing to close loopholes that only help the largest firms.

Topic:
Taxes
Press Release Date:
Saturday, 2 December, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the tax legislation passed by the U.S. Senate overlooks the needs of small businesses

We’re extremely disappointed by the U.S. Senate’s decision to pass a tax bill that does virtually nothing to help the overwhelming majority of America’s small businesses. Under this plan, the vast majority of the pass-through tax cuts will go to the wealthiest 2.6 percent of enterprises, not to Main Street small businesses.

Topic:
Taxes
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Small business owners in Florida oppose denying goods or services to LGBT customers based on religious beliefs and freedom of speech, and believe state laws allowing for LGBT discrimination are bad for the business climate

Tallahassee, Florida—A scientific opinion poll released today found Florida entrepreneurs strongly believe business owners should not be able to deny goods and services to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs or because of their right to free speech or free artistic expression, and that nondiscrimination policies are good for their bottom line.

Topic:
Non-discrimination
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Small business owners in Michigan oppose denying goods or services to LGBT customers based on religious beliefs and freedom of speech, and believe state laws allowing for LGBT discrimination are bad for the business climate

Lansing, Michigan—A scientific opinion poll released today found Michigan entrepreneurs strongly believe business owners should not be able to deny goods and services to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs or because of their right to free speech or free artistic expression, and that nondiscrimination policies are good for their bottom line.

Topic:
Non-discrimination
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Small business owners in North Carolina oppose denying goods or services to LGBT customers based on religious beliefs and freedom of speech, and believe state laws allowing for LGBT discrimination are bad for the business climate

 

Raleigh, North Carolina—A scientific opinion poll released today found North Carolina entrepreneurs strongly believe business owners should not be able to deny goods and services to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs or because of their right to free speech or free artistic expression, and that nondiscrimination policies are good for their bottom line.

Topic:
Non-discrimination
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Small business owners in Ohio oppose denying goods or services to LGBT customers based on religious beliefs and freedom of speech, and believe state laws allowing for LGBT discrimination are bad for the business climate

Columbus, Ohio—A scientific opinion poll released today found Ohio entrepreneurs strongly believe business owners should not be able to deny goods and services to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs or because of their right to free speech or free artistic expression, and that nondiscrimination policies are good for their bottom line.

Topic:
Non-discrimination
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Small business owners in Georgia oppose denying goods or services to LGBT customers based on religious beliefs and freedom of speech, and believe state laws allowing for LGBT discrimination are bad for the business climate

 

Atlanta, Georgia—A scientific opinion poll released today found Georgia entrepreneurs strongly believe business owners should not be able to deny goods and services to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs or because of their right to free speech or free artistic expression, and that nondiscrimination policies are good their business’s bottom line.

Topic:
Non-discrimination

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