Small Business News


“For years I have been hearing that manufacturing is lost in America,” says Sandra Payne, owner of Denver Concrete Vibrator in Colorado. “And yet there are thousands of manufacturing companies just like this one out there trying to make things domestically.

| The Business Journals

Financial planning is important for small business owners and women in particular, because we are the ones who have traditionally been expected to make professional sacrifices in order to care for our loved ones.

| The Next Daily

Small business advocacy group Small Business Majority has highlighted several benefits of group insurance for employees and employers.

| Forbes

Small business owners want paid leave. They do not have the resources to offer robust benefits, like paid family and medical leave, which puts them at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to attracting and retaining employees.

| San Francisco Chronicle

When Kenitra Dominguez joined Red Bay Coffee last year as director of people and culture, she wanted to start a retirement plan for the small Oakland roastery. “When I started talking to vendors, the process — especially when you are a team of one — seemed daunting at first,” she said.

| Denver Business Journal

SoulNia has similarly woven the identity of its founders into its restaurant

business. Tess Hurlburt and Kamiya Willoughby, a couple, created their healthy

soul-food concept based on Willoughby’s family recipes and Hurlburt’s passion

for cooking.

| Mogul

Daniela Velez is co-owner of Innovated Lab Designs, Inc., in Beverly, New Jersey. She is also part of Small Business Majority’s network of 58,000 small business owners.

| California Healthline

Alma Beltran, a small-business owner in Chula Vista, Calif., doesn’t have health insurance, and neither do her husband and 17-year-old daughter.

| Sacramento Bee

Mark Herbert, California director for the Small Business Majority, a policy group promoting small-business growth, says that could be a game-changer.

| BuzzFeed News

A study from Small Business Majority found that 79% of women small business owners agree that access to reproductive health care is important to women’s financial well-being, and more than 6 in 10 women entrepreneurs of color say their ability to decide if and when to have children has impacted t