Advocating for Small Businesses Since 2000Representing Only Small Business Interests

ACTION ALERT!!! U.S House to vote on banning Offshore Oil Drilling this week. Call S.C. Representatives NOW!

September 9, 2019 As early as tomorrow the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a bill, sponsored by South Carolina’s Joe Cunningham, to prohibit the leasing of federal waters for offshore oil drilling along the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts and in the Straits of Florida. It is critical that…

Hurricane Dorian Information for Small Businesses

Dominion Energy: Report Electrical Outages Online Test Message Calling 1-888-333-4465 ****************************************************** Santee Cooper: Report an Outage Report online or call 888-769-7688. Please take the following steps if you experience a power outage.  Check your circuit panel or fuse box. If you have circuit breakers, flip the main breaker switch to…

Sanders Calls for Day One Action Plan on Offshore Drilling. Three other candidates fall just short of litmus test.

PRESS RELEASE Date: September 4, 2019 From: South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Subject: Sanders Calls For Day One Action Plan on Offshore Drilling Contact: Frank Knapp, President/CEO, 803-252-5733 (w), 803-600-6874 (c), fknapp@scsbc.org Columbia, SC—Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has recently released an extensive plan to move the nation…

New York Takes Action to Protect Small Businesses Nationwide from Predatory Lenders

Bloomberg August 30, 2019 Cuomo Signs Bill Cracking Down on Small-Business-Loan Abuses By Zachary Mider Ban on out-of-state confessions of judgment has national scope Law will restrict use by unregulated cash-advance lenders New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill aimed at preventing predatory lenders from using the state’s court…

Opinion: New Corporate Purpose Equals New Opportunity

Inside Sources August 30, 2019 by Rhett Buttle The Business Roundtable, an influential group of CEOs of America’s most powerful corporations, made headlines recently by declaring they would no longer define the purpose of a corporation as solely focused on generating returns for shareholders. Instead, they declared that the purpose…

Announcing: Health Insurance Tele-Town Hall & ASBC Business Summit

Tele-Town Hall Invitation:  Small Business Owners and Health Care Costs September 12th @ 2:30ET You are invited to join Public Private Strategies for a lively online discussion on Thursday, September 12 at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT. We’re talking about new research, supported by the Commonwealth Fund, conducted into how health care costs…

SBA: Entrepreneurs Need to prepare for Natural Disaster- the Time is Now

By Ashley D. Bell, Region IV Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration Covering: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee September is National Preparedness Month. I view this as not a celebration, but as a critical reminder for entrepreneurs across the Southeast of how important it is to…