Venturize now includes retirement and healthcare resources
We’re excited to announce that we recently expanded Venturize, our online resource hub for small businesses, to include our resources on healthcare and retirement. Small business owners and entrepreneurs can now access information about how to select the right retirement plan for their business, how to navigate small business healthcare options and much more.
Examining the Unique Opportunities and Challenges Facing Rural Small Businesses
Our research identified that rural entrepreneurs are optimistic about economic conditions in their areas, but they face unique barriers, including a lack of awareness of resources available to them and challenges accessing local business support programs when they are aware of them. Rural small business owners also face challenges in accessing financing options, finding and retaining a talented workforce, and a lack of proximity to broadband service, healthcare providers and other goods and services.
CalSavers Retirement Savings Program
CalSavers is a portable, individual retirement account that is run by the state and allows employers to help their employees access a retirement savings program without incurring the time and cost typically associated with employer-sponsored retirement plans. CalSavers is easy to use and completely voluntary for small business employees while taking the administrative and fiduciary burdens off of employers.
Colorado small businesses support paid family medical leave
Small Business Majority conducted research that found nearly two-thirds of Colorado small business owners (64%) support establishing a publicly-administered family and medical leave insurance program in the state. The poll was a survey of 300 Colorado small business owners with 2 to 50 employees conducted earlier this year.
The way small businesses borrow money is being transformed
The Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights, outlined below and detailed here, identifies six fundamental rights that all small business owners seeking financing deserve along with the specific practices that lenders and brokers must abide by to uphold and protect these rights.