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Minority Entrepreneurs Struggled to Get Small-Business Relief Loans

The New York Times April 4, 2021 A year after the Paycheck Protection Program started, studies show how its design hurt Black- and other minority-owned businesses. Shaundell Newsome of Small Business for America’s Future said changes were needed throughout the banking industry to improve outcomes for Black owners. By Stacy Cowley…

The Biden broadband plan—important piece to solving business startup crisis

For Immediate Release Contact: Frank Knapp Jr. 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org Columbia, SC, March 31, 2021—The nation’s 40-year low in new business startups has a number of contributing factors.  The Reform the SBA campaign has recommendations addressing some of the possible issues including access to capital, especially in rural and underserved communities…

Small Business Group Applauds the President’s Proposed American Jobs Plan Providing Investment & Leveling the Playing Field for Job Creators Across the Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Conan Knoll conan@emccommunications.com (831) 524-6764 Statement by Frank Knapp, Co-Chair of Small Business for America’s Future and President and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce on the Proposed American Jobs Plan  Washington, D.C., March. 31, 2021—The Biden Administrations’ American Jobs Plan…

Thousands more business owners, sole proprietors, and small business employees now qualify for Health Insurance Subsidies!

***Breaking News*** Most small business owners make too much money to qualify for a federal subsidy when buying an health insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace.  The result has been premiums that were often unaffordable.  The rules changed on March 11th!! The cap on income level for premium…