Small Business

Chamber calls on Graham and Scott to start debate on voting rights. “Put forward and defend your position”

Press Release January 17, 2022 Columbia, SC—Today the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce sent letters to Senator Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott asking them to vote to start the debate on the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. “If you truly believe…

Business leader calls for action on voting rights legislation to protect democracy and the economy

Press Release January 11, 2022 This afternoon in Atlanta, President Joe Biden called on the Senate to pass voting rights legislation by reforming the Senate filibuster rule in order to protect democracy.  President Biden said that he is “tired of being quiet.” Earlier today four national small business organizations called…

Leading Small Business Organizations Call on Lawmakers to Consider Rule Change to Make Senate Work Better and to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

Representing more than 500,000 small businesses and entrepreneurs, American Sustainable Business Network, Main Street Alliance, Small Business Majority, and Small Business for America’s Future hold event to spotlight the role of voting rights in American democracy January 11, 2022 – The country’s leading small business organizations united today to express…

OPINION: Rep. Clyburn joins business community to push for voting rights legislation

The State, January 10, 2022 Hilton Head Island Packet, January 10, 2022 Carolina Panorama, January 15, 2022 By Rep. James E. Clyburn and Frank Knapp Free and fair elections, the underpinning of our democracy, are in danger, and even though they can’t directly cast a ballot, American businesses are among…

National Business Organizations Call for Senate to Act on Voting Rights Measures Even if it Means Rules Reform

Please register and join us Tuesday, January 11 at Noon ET for a virtual press conference about the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. It is imperative that the voice of business, especially small business, be included in the voting rights debate. The future…

Opinion: Passing Voting Rights Bills Critical to Our Entrepreneurial Economy

Inside Sources December 23, 2021 Passing Voting Rights Bills Critical to Our Entrepreneurial Economy By Frank Knapp Jr. In his recent remarks to the graduating class of South Carolina State University, the state’s only public historically black college, President Joe Biden called for passing the Freedom to Vote Act and…

The Federal government still has stimulus funds available for small businesses—Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC). Learn more

ERTC represents, for many, the single largest small business stimulus in U.S. history behind PPP loans. However, because PPP loans understandably got all the attention in 2020 and early 2021, many business owners don’t understand how the tax credits work, how much stimulus is available, and how to get it.…