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USA Today: Self-employed give thumbs up to Obamacare

  • A new survey from the Endurance International Group found small business optimism is on the rise and that 74% of small business owners believe Congress should play a larger role in helping to grow small businesses. Read the survey here.
  • On Jan. 20, the president delivered the 2015 State of the Union address, highlighting many key issues for small employers. Read our statement.
  • On Nov. 20, the president announced executive actions to reform the nation's immigration system. Read our statement.
  • On Nov. 18, Small Business Majority released scientific polling showing small businesses believe Illinois needs to do more to help workers prepare for retirement, and support legislation doing so. Read the report.
  • Nov. 15 marked enrollment in the health insurance marketplaces opened and the national launch of the online portion of the small business marketplace. Read about them here.
  • On Nov. 13, Small Business Majority released a scientific opinion poll showing small business owners are hiring, but are having a hard time finding qualified candidates to fill the spot. The poll surveyed small business owners nationally and in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
  • On Nov. 12, Small Business Majority released an assessment of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan on small businesses, showing it can help create market opportunities and mitigate the risk of climate change and extreme weather wrecking havoc on small businesses. Read the full report.
  • On Oct. 30, Small Business Majority released a scientific opinion poll showing small business owners believe big corporations have more of an impact on government and the political process than small companies, and support significant reforms to the electoral process overall.
  • On Oct. 24, the Department of Health and Human Services launched early online access to small business health insurance marketplaces in five states. Learn how this can help small businesses access more affordable insurance.
  • On October 2, PNC released its biannual Economic Outlook Survey showing that of the 38% of businesses who say the extreme weather in the first quarter of 2014 had a negative impact on their business, half say their business still has not fully recovered.