Small Business

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…

National Survey Shows Small Businesses Hurt by Lack of Affordable Child Care and Owners Support Federal Child Care Investments

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Conan Knoll conan@emccommunications.com (831) 524-6764 Jared Thompson jared@smallbusinessforamericasfuture.org (260) 797-2530 A new national survey of 1,000 small business owners finds the pandemic has exacerbated child care issues for small business owners and employees, and owners want the federal government to provide solutions Washington, D.C., Oct.…

UofSC economist says government shutdown unlikely to happen at end of week, with debt ceiling deadline looming

WIS-TV September 28, 2021 By Mary Green COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – An economist at the University of South Carolina said the federal government is unlikely to shut down Friday at midnight, the deadline by which Congress needs to reach an agreement on funding to keep it open. Past that, lawmakers face…

Join briefing with Republican Congressman Blaine Leutkemery

Join us Thursday, September 30th, for a business leader briefing with  Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) moderated by Candace Waterman, President & CEO of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). Congressman Luetkemeyer will brief our local business leader network about what Congress is doing to help small…

Columbia Regional Business Report September 15, 2021 Immigration changes could pave path to workforce growth By Melinda Waldrop Frank Knapp sees one straightforward solution to the labor shortage facing many industries as the nation continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic: Make more workers available. Three pieces of legislation currently before…

New study finds optimism, along with lingering concerns, among small businesses

Columbia Regional Business Report September 15, 2021 By Melinda Waldrop As the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit winds down, a new report reflects growing optimism among S.C. small businesses, while another study points to a continued labor shortage in the state. Following up on a February survey, Facebook’s September…

Clyburn and other Representatives joined immigration presser today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2021 Frank Knapp, 803-600-6874, fknapp@scsbc.org Ben Roussel, 202-210-3112, ben@rousselpr.com SC Small Business Chamber CEO addresses labor shortage and introduces Rep. Clyburn Watch Video Washington, DC —  U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC), and members of the House Judiciary Committee, including U.S. Reps. Zoe…