Access to Capital

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…

Opinion: Business Campaign for Better Access to Capital for Black Entrepreneurs

Jacksonville Free Press April 21, 2021 By Frank Knapp Jr. and Derek Peebles In September of 2019, long before anyone had ever heard of the coronavirus, The Republican Party’s only Black U.S. Senator, Tim Scott (R-SC) announced that he had introduced the Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act along with…