Economy

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…

You’re Invited: White House Briefing on the American Rescue Plan

March 15, 2021 Dear Business Leader, Last week, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. On Tuesday, March 15, the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Small Business For America’s Future, Business Forward, and other partner organizations will welcome Bharat Ramamurti, Deputy Director of  the National Economic…

Small Business Group Applauds Final Passage of American Rescue Plan, Urges Policymakers to Turn Focus to High Healthcare Costs

Statement by Renee Johnson, senior advisor to Small Business for America’s Future on today’s final passage of the American Rescue Plan  Washington, D.C., March 10, 2021—Today’s final passage of the American Rescue Plan is a big win for the country’s small businesses as they try to recover from the economic…