Small Business Majority

OPINION POLL: Small Business Owners Say Access to Credit a Problem; Support Current Proposals to Boost Economy

January 26, 2012 Opinion polling released today shows 90 percent of small business owners believe access to credit is a problem and that loans are harder to get now than four years ago; majority support key provisions in president’s American Jobs Act Washington DC, Jan. 26, 2012 – Opinion polling…

Poll Results–Money in Politics

Small Businesses Reject Role of Money in Politics; View Citizens United Decision as Bad for Business On Jan. 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its Citizens United decision that corporations are free to spend unlimited sums of money in elections. According to opinion polling released by the American…

Time for the power sector to get to work

The Hill’s Congress Blog December 22, 2011 By John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority, and Mindy Lubber, Ceres    The word on the street is the recession is behind us, but times are still tough. The economy is stagnant and businesses of all sizes are still trying to weather the economic storm…

RAA: The end of accountability as we know it

Who doesn’t like the concept of accountability?  We instinctively understand that people and organizations should be accountable for their behavior.  Politicians and government should be accountable for their words and actions.  Accountability is as American as mom and apple pie–except when it is just a phony adjective as in the…

POLL: Small Businesses Support Strong National Standards to Increase Energy Innovation, Prosperity for Small Firms

Small Business Majority: Small business owners don’t believe the anti-regulatory hype Washington, D.C. – Small business owners support strong national standards to increase energy innovation, according to a new national opinion poll of 1,200 small business owners released today by Small Business Majority. The poll, conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner…

Pass this jobs bill

Finally, a jobs plan that actually helps the largest jobs-producing sector to create jobs—small business. Advocates for small business were thrilled to hear President Obama speak these words last night. Everyone here knows that small businesses are where most new jobs begin….So for everyone who speaks so passionately about making…

Health insurance meetings start Monday in Charleston

Benefits of Healthcare Reform on Small Businesses Focal Point of South Carolina Listening Tours New Small Business Health Plan Rolls Out Free events beginning Aug. 29 open to all small businesses; chance for entrepreneurs to learn about new law and share ideas about how to implement it in South Carolina. …

NFIB malpractice

Soon we will find out how many small businesses in the country received health insurance tax credits for 2010—a benefit under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Small Business Majority estimated that there are approximately 4 million businesses with 2 to 24 employees that could qualify for the tax credits…

Having an impact in Washington

Every so often someone questions why The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce should weigh in with Congress on national issues. These skeptics think that we’re wasting our efforts or we have some over-inflated ego thinking that Congress cares what small businesses in little old South Carolina think. So…

Healthcare Reform’s first anniversary

All across the country this week small business groups will be celebrating the one year anniversary of national healthcare reform—The Affordable Care Act (ACA)—signed into law on March 23, 2010. Click here for the small business ACA facts and click here for a free webinar—Your Bottom Line: What healthcare Reform…