Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Healthcare remains prohibitively expensive for many of California’s entrepreneurs, who support increased state subsidies as a way to lower premiums

Sacramento, Calif.—While California has led the nation in expanding healthcare coverage to its citizens, millions of Californians still lack coverage and even more struggle to afford the premiums and co-pays for the care they do have, including many entrepreneurs and small business employees.

Topic(s):
Healthcare
Press Release Date:
Monday, February 25, 2019

Latino Business Network members gain access to critical business resources geared toward entrepreneurs in underserved communities

 

Oakland, Calif.—Latino Business Network & Allies has joined Small Business Majority’s strategic partnership program—a network of more than 150 business organizations across the country working together to help small business owners navigate the many challenges entrepreneurs face, particularly those in underserved communities.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Monday, February 25, 2019

Los miembros de Latino Business Network obtienen acceso a recursos de negocios críticos orientados a emprendedores en comunidades marginadas

Oakland, California — Latino Business Network & Allies se ha unido al programa de asociación estratégica de Small Business Majority— una red de más de 150 organizaciones empresariales de todo el país que trabajan juntas para ayudar a los propietarios de pequeñas empresas a navegar por los muchos desafíos que enfrentan los empresarios, en particular los

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Small employers say they need greater access to capital, struggle to maintain a qualified workforce and are concerned about healthcare cost

Washington, DC—A new report released today found rural small business owners play a key role in all facets of life within rural communities, but they often face different challenges than those in metropolitan areas, including geographic isolation, spotty broadband services, a reluctance among major companies, banks and healthcare providers to serve the area, difficulties in hiring and retaining qualified workers and barriers in accessing capital to build their businesses.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Tax and Budget Reform, Workforce Issues
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

WHAT: Small Business Majority is hosting a full-day event Jan. 30 in Los Angeles that will offer California small business owners a platform for meaningful dialogue about issues facing the state’s small business community, as well as the opportunity to learn how to grow their businesses through educational workshops on critical issues like lending, healthcare, retirement and more.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

QUÉ ES: Small Business Majority  está organizando un evento el 30 de enero en Los Ángeles para propietarios de pequeños negocios en California una plataforma para un diálogo significativo sobre los problemas que enfrenta la comunidad de pequeños negocios del estado, así como la oportunidad de aprender cómo hacer crecer su negocios a través de talleres educativos sobre temas importantes como préstamos, el cuidado de salud, jubilación y más.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, Entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Friday, January 25, 2019

Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer made the following statement about the impact a temporary reopening of the entire federal government will have on small businesses:

“While small businesses may benefit from an agreement that will temporarily reopen the entire federal government, it’s an inescapable fact that the partial government shutdown inflicted substantial damage on America’s small firms.

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Thursday, January 10, 2019

With the partial federal government shutdown approaching 20 days and no end in sight, small firms around the country are experiencing negative impacts to their businesses. Small business owners in California, Virginia, Missouri, Maryland and elsewhere are available to share their stories.

Additionally, Small Business Majority Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer made the following statement about the impact of the shutdown on small businesses:

 

“The ongoing partial federal government shutdown will reportedly cost the United States tens of billions of dollars, and America’s small businesses will be left with a large portion of that bill.

Topic(s):
Entrepreneurship, General Small Business, Government Accountability
Press Release Date:
Thursday, December 20, 2018

With a partial government shutdown looming, Mike Brey, who owns Hobby Works in Maryland and is a member of Small Business Majority’s Small Business Council, is available to discuss the impact the shutdown would have on his retail business and other local business owners. In a statement, Brey said:

“If the federal government enters a partial shutdown this week, the blame for that misstep will lay firmly on the shoulders of President Trump and his allies who care more about appeasing their base than looking out for the millions of American small businesses that are badly damaged by government shutdowns.

Topic(s):
General Small Business, Infrastructure
Press Release Date:
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on what the end of the Affordable Care Act would mean for small firms

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas made a grave error in the case of Texas v. United States when it recklessly decided the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. Although the ACA’s individual mandate penalty was previously repealed, the healthcare law’s remaining components must be upheld in full because the law is absolutely critical to the success of small businesses, their employees and solo entrepreneurs.    

Topic(s):
Healthcare

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