Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Thursday, May 10, 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(s):
Family Medical Leave Insurance
Press Release Date:
Friday, May 4, 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(s):
General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Thursday, May 3, 2018

WHAT: Small Business Majority, a national nonprofit organization, is partnering with the Rio Grande Council of Governments, the County of El Paso Economic Development Office, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on a research project to better understand the needs, challenges and views of small business owners in the El Paso area.

Topic(s):
General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Small employers back legislation that would increase small business lending by credit unions as well as a ‘truth in lending’ act to ensure loan rates and terms are consistent and transparent

 

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today found most small business owners support a number of policies that could help increase the availability of traditional loans and make alternative lending sources safer.  

Topic(s):
Access to Capital
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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

Topic(s):
General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Statement by Hunter Railey, Colorado Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority, on why a Colorado Senate committee’s decision not to advance a state-run family leave program is disappointing for small employers

A Colorado Senate committee dealt a setback to small businesses when it decided not to advance HB18-1001, the Family Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI), because this measure would have leveled the playing field for firms that are unable to provide paid leave programs while also helping their bottom lines.

Topic(s):
Family Medical Leave Insurance
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Statement by Hunter Railey, Colorado Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority, on why a Colorado Senate committee’s decision not to move forward with retirement savings legislation hurts the state’s small employers

A Colorado Senate committee’s failure to advance HB18-1298, the Colorado Secure Savings Plan, is extremely disappointing because the program would have helped level the playing field for our state’s small businesses struggling to provide retirement benefits to their employees.

Topic(s):
Retirement Security
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

WHAT: Small Business Majority, a national nonprofit organization, is partnering with the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce, the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on a research project to better understand the needs, challenges and views of small business owners in the Rio Grande Valley area.

Topic(s):
General Small Business
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Small employers oppose the Federal Communications Commission’s decision late last year to repeal rules that leveled the playing field for small firms by keeping the internet free and open

Washington, DC—A scientific opinion poll released today found a majority of small business owners feel the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2017 decision to repeal rules intended to prevent internet service providers from slowing down or blocking certain content, or requiring customers to pay extra fees to access some content, is bad for small firms.

Topic(s):
Technological Innovation
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Statement by Erik Rettig, Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Director for Small Business Majority, on why the Virginia House’s decision to expand Medicaid today is great news for small employers

The Virginia House of Delegates extended a helping hand to small businesses when it voted today in favor of expanding the state’s Medicaid program because doing so would level the playing field for small businesses, create a healthier and more productive workforce and pump additional money into the state economy.

Topic(s):
Healthcare

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