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Press Release Date:
Monday, 27 March, 2017

New scientific opinion polling shows majority of small business owners support creation of a voluntary retirement savings program; believe this can help make their business more competitive

 

Denver—A scientific opinion poll released today by AARP and Small Business Majority shows the vast majority of Colorado’s small business owners support the creation of a privately managed, state retirement savings program that would allow employees to more easily save for their financial future. What’s more, small business owners believe offering such a program to their employees would give their business a competitive edge.

Topic:
Retirement
Press Release Date:
Friday, 24 March, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on today’s decision to pull the American Health Care Act from the docket and how the plan would have harmed small businesses

We’re thrilled Speaker Ryan decided to pull the American Health Care Act from the docket today. The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would have accomplished little more than create instability in the insurance market and greatly reduce the ability of small business owners, their employees and self-employed Americans to obtain health coverage. What’s more, we know small businesses strongly support the current healthcare law.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 23 March, 2017

New poll finds majority of small businesses support the Affordable Care Act; small firms prefer the Affordable Care Act to the Republican alternative, known as the American Health Care Act, by a 2:1 ratio

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today shows small business owners favor the Affordable Care Act (ACA) over the Republican replacement plan, known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), by a 2:1 ratio.

The online poll, conducted by Chesapeake Beach Consulting on behalf of Small Business Majority, found roughly half of respondents (49 percent) say they would choose the ACA over the AHCA, while just 25 percent say they would prefer the replacement plan over current law.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

New poll finds freelancers doing well overall financially but many are not able to save for retirement; support portable retirement vehicles that address the flexible nature of their work

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today shows that while the majority of self-employed entrepreneurs report they are doing relatively well financially, nearly half lack a retirement plan and more than one third say they do not make enough money to save for their future. Freelancers’ work is often intermittent by nature so they need benefits that help address their unique financial situation. This explains why the vast majority support portable retirement plans that can be carried across employers and accommodate infrequent contributions.

Topic:
Freelance Economy, Retirement, Workforce
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

WHAT: Small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority will host a tele-press conference on Thursday, March 23 at 10:00am EDT/9:00am CDT/7:00am PDT to reveal the results of new scientific opinion polling on small business owners’ views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as the Republican replacement plan, known as the American Health Care Act.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 16 March, 2017

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, in reaction to President Donald Trump’s budget proposal that calls for cutting Small Business Administration funds

 

It is deeply disappointing that President Trump’s budget proposal released today includes a 5 percent cut for the Small Business Administration (SBA). Under Trump’s plan, the SBA would see a $12 million reduction in available grants for programs that provide education, resources and growth opportunities for small businesses. If adopted, this ill-timed move would damage America’s small business ecosystem by pulling the rug out from under small firms at a time when the U.S. economy is on the upswing.

Topic:
Workforce
Press Release Date:
Monday, 13 March, 2017

Events open to all small business owners; opportunity for small employers to learn how to promote healthy habits among their employees

St. Louis, Missouri – Small Business Majority is launching a new event series filled with educational tips and resources for small businesses in Missouri that want to help keep their employees healthy and boost their bottom line. The next event in the series, to be held March 16 at 2 pm CDT at the Center for Social Empowerment in St. Louis, is a workshop on how to implement a wellness program at small firms.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, 13 March, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer in response to today’s Congressional Budget Office estimate on the impact of the American Health Care Act, which is projected to take insurance away from 24 million Americans

 

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its report on the fiscal and practical impacts of the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The CBO estimate indicates that the AHCA would be a disaster for small businesses as it would cause the insurance market to implode and prices for health coverage to skyrocket.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 9 March, 2017

Small business owners nationwide have signed onto a letter urging lawmakers not to repeal the Affordable Care Act because doing so would be bad for their businesses

 

Washington, DC—As part of Small Business Majority’s national sign-on campaign, more than 250 small business owners from across the country have signed onto a letter urging lawmakers not to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because the healthcare law has helped many entrepreneurs, particularly those with pre-existing conditions, to leave jobs with employer-sponsored coverage in order to pursue their dreams of owning a business.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 9 March, 2017

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on how small businesses will be hurt by the American Health Care Act if it replaces the Affordable Care Act

 

After seven years, lawmakers who oppose the Affordable Care Act (ACA) finally unveiled a replacement plan in the form of the American Health Care Act. Repealing and replacing various aspects of the ACA, however, will do little more than create instability in the insurance market and reduce the ability of small business owners, their employees and self-employed Americans to obtain health coverage.

Topic:
Healthcare

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