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An Approach to Localized Policy Priorities: South

Start Us Up America’s New Business Plan| January 21, 2022 For more than 20 years, the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) has promoted entrepreneurs’ general interests to governments at the state, local, and even the federal levels. Frank Knapp, the group’s president, CEO and co-founder, has led his chamber’s…

Statement from SC Small Business Chamber on House passage of reconciliation bill

Press Statement November 19, 2021 Contact: Frank Knapp 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org Today the U.S. House passed the reconciliation bill that addresses many needs of small businesses. The bill, also referred to as Build Back Better, now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration. Below is a statement by Frank Knapp Jr.,…

Business organizations respond to GOP opposition to SBA direct loans to small businesses

Press Release October 11, 2021 Contact: Frank Knapp 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org A coalition of national, state, and local business organizations today sent a letter to Congressional leaders in response to House and Senate Republican letters opposed to a commonsense solution to the problem of entrepreneurs and small businesses not having needed…

Letter to the editor: Campaign calls for increasing federal contracting goals for small businesses

Sumter Daily Item July 30, 2021 I want to thank Sen. Graham for his request of federal dollars for important construction projects at South Carolina’s military bases. Not only will these funds address critical needs at our in-state military bases, they also offer an opportunity for our small businesses to…

“Revitalizing America’s Cities”—Watch Video from The Hil

July 15, 2021 Today, The Hill hosted a special virtual event, “Revitalizing America’s Cities” that featured Mayors from across the country discussing what their cities are or will be doing to promote the success of microbusinesses to make their cities more resilient. The Hill is a Washington, DC-based media company…

Business campaign addresses 40-year low in new startups

Jacksonville Business Journal April 26, 2021 Reform the SBA media tour starts in Jacksonville. By Logan Moore  –  Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal Starting a small business pre-pandemic was hard, and now it’s even harder. That’s why Columbia, South Carolina-based Reform the Small Business Administration is advocating for reform in Washington…