Small Business Advocacy Blog

Action Alert!!! Two Urgent Messages for Senators This Week: Tech Tuition and Tax Relief

This will be a hectic and confusing week for the Senate budget process. No one knows what will happen as the Senate tries to find a solution to the state’s budget mess. That is why it is so important for you to contact as many Senators as you can to make two points very clear. […]

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Study of Small Employers and the S.C. Second Injury Fund’s Impact on Workers’ Compensation Premiums

Advanced Insurance Management (“AIM”) was commissioned by the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce to perform a study regarding the impact on the Workers’ Compensation insurance costs of small employers from the operation of the South Carolina Second Injury Fund (“SCSIF”). Accordingly, AIM researched how the South Carolina Second Injury Fund operates, and reviewed

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Legislative Action Alert & Update

Unregulated Telecommunication Monopolies Not Good For Small Businesses The Public Service Commission and The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce fear the return of un-regulated telecommunication monopolies if the Senate passes House Bill 4656 without amendments. The bill would allow local telephone companies to offer bundled services (i.e. business line plus voice mail, call waiting,

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How Much Have Your Health Insurance Premiums Increased?

We want to hear how much your group health insurance premiums have increased. Can you even afford group health insurance? Send your information to us at sbchamber@scsbc.org. This information will be very important to us in our efforts to push for the Legislature to debate this issue. Our bills in the Senate (S.349) and House

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Action Alert!!! Stop State Agency Competition with Business

State agencies are not required to receive permission from elected state officials to pursue the development of goods and services that compete with the private sector. Consequently, businesses have no protection from unfair and unjustified competition from taxpayer supported public agencies and their related organizations. The most recent egregious example of this problem is the

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Small Business Bulletin – 12/26/2003

MAP Commission Adopts Small Business Chamber’s Concerns and Recommendations On July 7 of this year, The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce went public with data it had obtained from the SC Comptroller General’s Office. Over 1.3 billion of the state’s procurement dollars (approximately 42%) were leaving the state to purchase goods and services every year. The Small Business

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Small Business Bulletin 9/2/2003

USC Hotel Battle Continues Important Vote September 8th The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to the University of South Carolina’s proposed on-campus hotel turned to the radio airwaves this week. The Greater Columbia Hotel/Motel Association paid for radio ads that will run on three Columbia talk-radio stations from September 2-8. Featured in the

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