Small Business News

| USA Today

Like BRTR, Small Business Majority, an organization advocating for Main Street businesses, suggests a tax deduction of the first $25,000 for small businesses and the self-employed.

But I have other suggestions for small-business friendly tax policies, including:

| Public Now

'We're pleased Senator Cardin has introduced the NEW START Act to make it easier for returning citizens to launch their own businesses and pursue the American dream,' said Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer.

| Market Watch

Janico, a janitorial services company in North Highland, Calif., always offered a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, vacation days and holiday pay — but it could never include a retirement plan.

| Colorado Politics

Many small business owners agree with me that paid family and medical leave isn’t just the right thing to do, but it makes good business sense too.

| Denver Post

A pair of state senators will offer a rewrite of legislation that would create a family leave insurance fund for Colorado workers after the original proposal was met with fierce backlash from business leaders and failed to win over the support of key Democrats.

| Public Now

Amicus briefs in support were filed by: American Medical Association, et al., AARP et al., Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, America's Health Insurance Plans, federally recognized tribes, counties and cities, First Focus & Children's Partnership, Alliance for Community Health Plan

| Melissa Fox Blog

This seminar is FREE and will feature speakers from CalCAP, CalSavers, California Franchise Tax Board, GO-Biz, and Small Business Majority to share information and resources with small business owners to help them comply with regulations and grow their business.

| Insider New Jersey

The Apprenticeship Hubs Across America Act is endorsed by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, Delaware Polytech Adult Education, Jobs For the Future (JFF), National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE),

| Managed Care

“There’s no question that some groups of people will get cheaper coverage, but what does that do to the rest of the market?” asks John Arensmeyer, founder and CEO of Small Business Majority, which represents 58,000 small businesses across the country.

| Denver Post

The survey, which was paid for by a left leaning group called the Small Business Majority, also found that many small business owners don’t offer any kind of paid parental leave.