Colorado Small Business Owner Highlight

Leslie Baer is the owner of Energy Intersections LLC, an energy efficiency-consulting firm in Denver. For years, Leslie has been assessing and analyzing the effectiveness of renewable energy sources, and she can spot an inefficient plan from a mile away. That’s why she was so concerned when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), earlier this month.

Colorado Events

Wed, 10/23/2019 (All day) | 5:30 pm - 7 pm

Colorado Common Cause and Count Me In! are joining forces to host a series of voter information nights between now and the November 2019 elections, specifically tailored to the communities of Northern Colorado.

Presentation | Greeley, CO
Thu, 10/24/2019 (All day) | 5:30 pm - 7 pm

Colorado Common Cause and Count Me In! are joining forces to host a series of voter information nights between now and the November 2019 elections, specifically tailored to the communities of Northern Colorado.

Presentation | Longmont, CO
Wed, 10/30/2019 (All day) | 5:30 pm - 7 pm

Colorado Common Cause and Count Me In! are joining forces to host a series of voter information nights between now and the November 2019 elections, specifically tailored to the communities of Northern Colorado.

Presentation | Erie, CO

Colorado Policy

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the agenda »

Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Colorado. It’s critical that state lawmakers enact policies to support and empower these entrepreneurs, guaranteeing they have access to capital to start and grow their business, affordable and quality healthcare and benefit programs that will make it easier for them to attract and retain talented employees. 

Friday, April 26, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the testimony »

Colorado Director Hunter Railey testifed in support of HB19-188 or the Family Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) Act, which would create a study to assess the feasibility and necessary steps to implement a paid family and medical leave program in Colorado. This study will be crucial in setting up future legislation in the state legislature to create such a plan.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the full testimony

Colorado Director Hunter Railey testifies in support of SB19-173, which would establish the Colorado Secure Savings Plan Board to study the feasibility of a program that allows private-sector employees to contribute to an individual retirement savings account through modest payroll deductions. Such a plan would help small business owners offer retirement savings benefits at no added cost to their business.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the full testimony

Colorado Director Hunter Railey testifies in support of HB19-1168, which authorizes Colorado to seek a state innovation waiver from the U.S.

Colorado Research

Published:
Thu, 03/28/2019
Colorado small business owners support paid family and medical leave insurance program

The Colorado state legislature is considering a bill that would make Colorado the seventh state in the country to establish a program guaranteeing access to paid leave to care for a newborn child or a sick family member. Small business owners and their employees are particularly affected by the current lack of access to paid family leave as many small businesses can’t afford to offer robust benefits, putting them at a disadvantage with their larger counterparts.

Published:
Thu, 12/15/2016
LGBT flag

On December 15, Small Business Majority released a new scientific opinion poll that found a majority of Colorado small businesses believe business owners should not be allowed to deny services to LGBT individuals based on the owner’s religious beliefs, including for wedding-related services.

Published:
Wed, 05/04/2016
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Colorado small business owners soundly reject efforts to increase the interest rates lenders can charge on certain consumer loans, and the results of a new Small Business Majority poll of state small business owners strongly suggest state legislators who support such increases would pay the price at the election booth. According to the scientific poll, an overwhelming 90% oppose allowing lenders to increase the interest they can charge on a $3,000 consumer loan from 28% a year to 30% a year and allow increases based on inflation for each subsequent year.