Small Business News

| Marketplace

A quarterly survey of CEOs finds that after soaring over the past two years, confidence in the economy has fallen back to pre-2016 election levels. Joe Galvin directs research at Vistage, an advisory firm for small and medium-sized businesses, “just 44% thought the economy had recently improved.

| Washington Post

While President Trump digs in as he seeks $5 billion to build a wall on the country’s southern border, I’m trying to dig out of a financial hole created by the partial shutdown of the federal government.

| Washington Post

Zachary Davis is one of thousands of small-business owners anxiously checking news about the shutdown. He lives in Santa Cruz, Calif., about 2,800 miles from Washington, D.C., but the partial government shutdown is about to derail his plans to expand his business.

| Denver Post

Among the most damaging effects of the shutdown for private business is the closure of the Small Business Administration, which is not processing small business loans at the moment, said Hunter Railey, Colorado outreach manager for the Small Business Majority.

| Colorado Politics

What’s more, small firms strongly support the type of program Colorado considered in previous years.

| Black Enterprise

Obama provided comprehensive health care coverage, a big win for millions of people and businesses, including blacks.

| WHKT 1650 AM

John Arensmeyer CEO of small business majority says company owners may see more movement in their states. Arensmeyer says governors are "more aggressive than anyone in helping small business."

| Bankrate

Small Business Majority reports that DREAMers don’t shy away from entrepreneurship, either. Those protected under DACA work at small businesses and start their own small businesses in droves.

| Journal Gazette

Company owners may see more movement in their states, said John Arensmeyer, CEO of Small Business Majority, who called governors “more aggressive than anyone” on helping small business.


Clifton Broumand has started noticing something is off at the trade shows.