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Business groups release letter signed by more than 500 small business owners calling for Congress to protect and expand voting rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Conan Knoll conan@emccommunications.com (831) 524-6764 Letter released during a call that also featured the results of a recent Small Business for America’s survey shows nearly three-quarters of small business owners support the For the People Act, which the Senate is considering this week Washington, D.C., June…

 Small business groups: Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land in a big win for small business

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Conan Knoll conan@emccommunications.com (831) 524-6764 Statement by Rhett Buttle, senior advisor to Small Business for America’s Future and former Director of Private Sector Engagement in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services and Frank Knapp…

Disadvantaged small businesses to get more opportunity in federal contracting

Press Release Contact: Frank Knapp 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org Addresses 40-year low in new business startups and wealth gap Columbia, SC, June 14, 2021—Recently the Biden-Harris Administration committed to a 50% increase in federal contracts by 2026 for disadvantaged small businesses.  Black, Latino, Asian, Indigenous, and other minority small business owners to…

SC’s federal jobless aid goes away soon. Why some say they’re still not working

“We’re not going to solve the rural, underserved communities’ growth economic development problem unless we promote entrepreneurship.”—Frank Knapp, CEO of the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce Knapp was disappointed in McMaster’s decision to drop federal benefits because he said it sent the wrong message to entrepreneurs, specifically citing the…

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…

National Survey Shows Rising Costs of Healthcare including Prescription Drugs are Major Concern for Small Businesses and Have Slowed Their Growth 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Conan Knoll conan@emccommunications.com (831) 524-6764  Nearly half of small business owners say their healthcare costs have increased substantially over the last four years. Sixty-six percent say the prescription drug market is not working and is in need of a major overhaul, and more than a third of small…

SC’s reasoning for ending federal jobless aid stirs debate

…a substantial number of claimants, about 37,000, were receiving benefits through a program for self-employed and so-called gig economy freelance workers who don’t qualify for regular state unemployment benefits.  On a national level, some have argued that those workers, specifically, shouldn’t be losing their benefits because of the way that…