For Immediate Release: 5.22.2012
Small Business Majority Joins Business Groups, Advocates, Officials in Celebrating National Small Business Week
May 20-26 marks National Small Business Week, and over the next several days, Small Business Majority is joining a host of small business advocates and government agencies for events, conference calls and online seminars to honor our leading job creators—small business owners.
Small business owners with fewer than 50 employees continue to generate the lion’s share of jobs, according to the latest economic data from Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP). During the month of April, these businesses created 15 jobs for every one job created by their larger counterparts. What’s more, small businesses overall created nearly 97 percent of new jobs last month.
“Small employers are toiling day in and day out to put Americans back to work, and it’s essential we recognize their invaluable contributions to local, state and national economies,” said John Arensmeyer, founder and CEO of Small Business Majority. “As we celebrate National Small Business Week, we ask lawmakers to remember these business owners are central to the financial health of our nation, and we ask them to consider their needs and pursue economic policies that can better equip them for success.”
Throughout the week, Small Business Majority is participating in and hosting events nationwide, including:
- An online webinar series to educate entrepreneurs about opportunities to boost their bottom lines: the three areas to be covered on May 22, 23 and 24, respectively, are potential loan resources, cost-saving energy-efficiency programs and important healthcare reform provisions.
- A national photo contest: small business owners and employees across the country submitted photos of themselves in action at their workplace.
- A White House conference call briefing on Monday, May 21 open to all small business owners: we joined more than 50 other business organizations and advocates with representatives from the White House and the U.S. Small Business Administration to discuss the state of American small business.
- The launch of a Calvert County, Md., effort on May 21 to educate local small business owners about the healthcare tax credit in the Affordable Care Act: National Outreach Manager Jessica Stone joined Health Care for All! Coalition and AARP Maryland at the launch to discuss how small businesses can take full advantage of these tax credits.
- A San Francisco healthcare forum: John Arensmeyer discussed California’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act at a May 16 event during San Francisco’s own Small Business Week, May 14-20.
For more information about our upcoming events, click here.
Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners, to support America’s 28 million small businesses. We conduct extensive opinion and economic research and work with our rapidly growing network of small business owners across the country to ensure their voices are an integral part of the public policy debate. Learn more about us on Wikipedia and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.