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The Small Business Majority (SBM), a national small business advocacy organization, has planned a series of events for the week and is also featuring photos of small business owners on its social media accounts.
Paid leave opponents often articulate unfounded small business concerns to ward off changes to the status quo.
Under the previous tax law, Sandra Payne's construction equipment manufacturer had a 15% tax rate on the first $50,000 in income. Under the new law, that rose to 21%.
In addition, there are benefits to your bottom line for providing medical coverage to your employees.
Fortunately, lawmakers have the chance to fix this problem, and small business owners support a solution already on the table.
While larger business groups opposed details in the bill, many small businesses backed it. Hunter Railey, with the Colorado Small Business Majority, said he hopes Democrats don’t delay implementation of a statewide leave program.
The U.S. Small Business Administration's 2019 National Small Business Week kicks off on May 5 and 6 with awards ceremonies in Washington, D.C.
But the Small Business Majority, a nationwide group representing 58,000 small businesses, said it supports the bill. A spokesman said it's easier to contribute to a fund than to find, hire and train qualified workers.
Currently 58% of businesses with 2-10 employees don’t offer any type of paid leave for their employees, and these businesses comprise the majority of businesses in Colorado.