Small Business News

| San Francisco Chronicle Online

Health insurance premiums for 5,700 small businesses in California — which employ roughly 47,000 workers — will go up 4.6 percent in 2019, Covered California announced Thursday.

| New Food Economy

Mark Herbert, California director for Small Business Majority, a small business education and advocacy organization, says, “This legislation creates a legal framework so budding entrepreneurs can come out of the shadows.


Most recently, small business advocacy group Small Business Majority voiced its approval of the legislation, calling it “critical because it would dramatically increase the transparency of financial products marketed to small firms.”

| Bloomberg Law

“We think the alternative lending space for small businesses has tremendous promise” to provide access to new forms of capital, Mark Herbert, SBM's California director, told Bloomberg Law.


Small Business Majority, which represents more than 58,000 small businesses, called Trump’s MEPs proposal “a first step to discussing what officials can do to help small firms struggling to offer retirement benefits to their employees,” though the group also called for more “Secure Choice” public

| The Registry

The California Senate vote to pass SB 1235, which would be the nation’s first small business truth-in-lending law, is a major step toward protecting small business owners from predatory lending practices.

| The RegisterCitizen

Calhoun’s grit has brought her enterprises national recognition over the years - earlier this spring, the festival received the prestigious 2018 Event of the Year award from the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development.

| ColoradoBiz

Business owners in Colorado are "confused and concerned," says Hunter Railey, the Colorado outreach manager for Small Business Maionty, a national small business advocacy organization.

| Wall Street Journal

“While multiple employer plans can be effective when properly regulated, we don’t believe very many small businesses will participate,” said Small Business Majority founder and CEO John Arensmeyer.

| Sacramento Business Journal

A bill that would provide lending transparency for small business borrowing in California could pass soon, and as small business advocates we know SB 1235, which is sponsored by Sen.