Small Business

Recent radio interviews on Protect Democracy USA and the Enhance Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act

On September 13th on WVOC in Columbia, SC, Frank Knapp talks about the Protect Democracy USA campaign to raise the voice of small businesses demanding that Congress and the President take immediate action to address foreign interference in the nation’s elections.  Listen here. On September 25th on WRHI in Rock…

Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Introduce Legislation to Enhance Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century

For Immediate Release September 24, 2019 Earlier this year, Klobuchar and Scott launched the bipartisan Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus to address the most pressing policy issues facing entrepreneurs and today hosted a Women’s Entrepreneurship Roundtable to encourage new business founders WASHINGTON—Today, Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus Co-Chairs Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Amy…

Poll: Eager for Action on Soaring Health Care Costs, Small Business Owners Seek Market and Policy Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/10/2019                                                                                 Washington, D.C – A new national poll of 500 small- and medium-sized businesses shows health care costs are the biggest concern for employers and many have taken steps to lower those costs, at times by passing them on to employees through higher premiums or…

Hurricane Dorian Information for Small Businesses

Dominion Energy: Report Electrical Outages Online Test Message Calling 1-888-333-4465 ****************************************************** Santee Cooper: Report an Outage Report online or call 888-769-7688. Please take the following steps if you experience a power outage.  Check your circuit panel or fuse box. If you have circuit breakers, flip the main breaker switch to…

New York Takes Action to Protect Small Businesses Nationwide from Predatory Lenders

Bloomberg August 30, 2019 Cuomo Signs Bill Cracking Down on Small-Business-Loan Abuses By Zachary Mider Ban on out-of-state confessions of judgment has national scope Law will restrict use by unregulated cash-advance lenders New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill aimed at preventing predatory lenders from using the state’s court…

Opinion: New Corporate Purpose Equals New Opportunity

Inside Sources August 30, 2019 by Rhett Buttle The Business Roundtable, an influential group of CEOs of America’s most powerful corporations, made headlines recently by declaring they would no longer define the purpose of a corporation as solely focused on generating returns for shareholders. Instead, they declared that the purpose…

Announcing: Health Insurance Tele-Town Hall & ASBC Business Summit

Tele-Town Hall Invitation:  Small Business Owners and Health Care Costs September 12th @ 2:30ET You are invited to join Public Private Strategies for a lively online discussion on Thursday, September 12 at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT. We’re talking about new research, supported by the Commonwealth Fund, conducted into how health care costs…

SBA: Entrepreneurs Need to prepare for Natural Disaster- the Time is Now

By Ashley D. Bell, Region IV Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration Covering: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee September is National Preparedness Month. I view this as not a celebration, but as a critical reminder for entrepreneurs across the Southeast of how important it is to…

Business Campaign Launched to Protect Democracy, a patriotic call-to-arms that small businesses are now joining in a unified voice

PRESS RELEASE Date: August 21, 2019 From: South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Subject: Business Campaign Launched to Protect Democracy Contact: Frank Knapp, President/CEO, 803-252-5733 (w), 803-600-6874 (c), fknapp@scsbc.org Columbia, SC—The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) today launched “Protect Democracy USA”, a campaign to raise the…