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Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rule allowing for association health plans will be bad for small firms

We are disappointed and disturbed that the U.S. Department of Labor released a final rule today authorizing the expansion of association health plans (AHPs) over the objections of virtually everyone who weighed in on the proposed rule, including small businesses. This is yet more evidence that this administration will do all it can to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regardless of the consequences.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Friday, 15 June, 2018

Statement by Mark Herbert, California Director of Small Business Majority, on why the California General Assembly’s vote today to boost funding for technical assistance will help small firms succeed

 

The California General Assembly showed its commitment to helping small businesses today when it approved a 2018-2019 state budget that includes an increase of $23 million in technical assistance funding for California’s small firms. This new funding is a critical step toward helping the state’s entrepreneurs grow and thrive.

Topic:
General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 14 June, 2018

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on an amicus brief filed today 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 today urging the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is being challenged in Texas v. United States.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 31 May, 2018

WHAT: Small Business Majority along with North Lawndale Chamber of Commerce and New Covenant Community Development Corporation (NCCDC) invite women small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to attend a free roundtable on wealth building tactics for women small business owners. This event, which also includes networking opportunities, will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at 12:00pm at NCCDC.

Topic:
Retirement, Women in Business
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 30 May, 2018

Statement by Erik Rettig, Mid-Atlantic Director for Small Business Majority, on why the Virginia General Assembly’s passage of Medicaid expansion is welcome news for small firms

 

The Virginia General Assembly boosted small businesses today when it voted to expand the state’s Medicaid program as part of a budget plan. Giving more people access to affordable healthcare will level the playing field for small firms, foster a workforce that is healthier and more productive and direct additional funds to the state’s economy.

Topic:
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Statement by Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why several provisions passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today as part of the National Defense Authorization Act will help small businesses

The U.S. House of Representatives extended multiple benefits to small businesses today as part of its vote to reauthorize the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  

Topic:
General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Small employers say some regulation is needed to protect small businesses from unfair competition and to level the playing field with big corporations

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today debunked the myth that regulations are one of the biggest issues hindering small business growth. In fact, an overwhelming majority of small employers say regulation is essential in a 21st century economy.

Topic:
Regulations
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, 16 May, 2018

Statement from Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the U.S. Senate’s vote to protect net neutrality is the right move for small firms

The U.S. Senate acted in the best interests of small businesses when it voted today to restore net neutrality rules. 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:
Technology & Innovation
Press Release Date:
Thursday, 10 May, 2018

Statement by Erik Rettig, Northeast Director for Small Business Majority, on why the Connecticut Senate’s decision not to advance a state-run family leave program is bad news for small employers

We’re disappointed the Connecticut Senate failed to advance SB1, An Act Concerning Earned Family and Medical Leave, because this bill would have leveled the playing field for the many small firms that cannot afford to provide paid leave benefits.

Topic:
Family Medical Leave
Press Release Date:
Friday, 4 May, 2018

 

 

WHAT: Small Business Majority, a national nonprofit organization, is partnering with MainStreet Roswell and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on a research project to better understand the needs, challenges and views of small business owners in the Roswell area.

Topic:
General Small Business

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