Access to Capital

Oregon senator wants to give small businesses a tax break for hiring the first employee

USA Today November 6, 2019 By Rhonda Abrams Special to USA TODAY In my USA TODAY column in November 2009 – 10 years ago – I proposed a new idea: a tax credit for small businesses who hire their very first employee. Throughout the last decade, I’ve repeatedly advocated this “first…

Wyden Introduces Bill To Boose Capital Access For Small Businesses

Today, Senator Wyden introduced the Providing Real Opportunities for Growth to Rising Entrepreneurs for Sustained Success Act (the PROGRESS Act) on a bicameral basis with Rep. Judy Chu in the House. The PROGRESS Act creates two new tax incentives to unlock the growth potential of all small businesses, designed to…

Recent radio interviews on Protect Democracy USA and the Enhance Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act

On September 13th on WVOC in Columbia, SC, Frank Knapp talks about the Protect Democracy USA campaign to raise the voice of small businesses demanding that Congress and the President take immediate action to address foreign interference in the nation’s elections.  Listen here. On September 25th on WRHI in Rock…

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…