Federal Government

New national survey finds small businesses support more government relief

From Feb. 13-18, 2021, Small Business for America’s Future conducted a national survey of 1,241 small business owners in its network to learn about ongoing pandemic impacts on their businesses and test their opinions about government priorities and the proposed American Rescue Plan. 69% of small business owners — including…

Transparency coming to federal procurement

Blog by Frank Knapp, President & CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce January 25, 2021 Past Administrations have always promoted the idea of the U.S. government buying more American made products. That sounds easy. But if American manufacturers don’t know what the federal government is buying…

Remarks Announcing Labor, Commerce, and SBA Nominations as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware

January 8, 2021 Good afternoon. Today, I am pleased to announce the latest members of our economic team. And with their announcements, I am proud to announce that we have finished naming our Cabinet. Twenty-four outstanding women and men who will get our country moving again, who will restore trust…

BUSINESS DEMANDS TRUMP REMOVAL, TRANSPARENCY FOR DONATIONS & RESTORING RULE OF LAW

January 7, 2021 Media Contact: Thomas Oppel (202) 660-1455 toppel@asbcouncil.org The ability to conduct business depends on the rule of law and equal justice, which came under attack yesterday when domestic terrorists assaulted and ransacked the U.S. Capitol building and disrupted and threatened members of Congress while executing the business…

Business Leaders Condemn Today’s Assault on Democracy, Call for Republicans to Hold Trump Accountable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Conan Knoll conan@emccommunications.com (831) 524-6764  Statement by Small Business For America’s Future Senior Advisor Rhett Buttle Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2021—We join business leaders from across the country, including the National Association of Manufacturers and the International Franchise Association, in condemning today’s assault on the nation’s capital and…

The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act

Prepared by the SBA December 22, 2020 This $325 billion title would provide additional assistance to the hardest-hit small businesses, nonprofits, and venues that are struggling to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The title would provide funding for a second round of forgivable loans through the Paycheck…

Opinion–Small business priority–economic relief not a new Supreme Court Justice

Summerville Journal Scene October 21, 2020 By Frank Knapp Jr. Do leaders in Washington really know the needs of small businesses? The answer is an unqualified “no” according to 81% of the respondents to a national survey conducted this summer by Small Business for America’s Future (SBAF). One does not…