Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Although large employers have been expanding wellness programs in recent years, small businesses have lagged in this endeavor. Since small businesses employ nearly 50% of all private-sector workers, any comprehensive expansion of wellness and prevention efforts must include a role for this large swath of private sector employers.

Thu, 10 Jul 2014

Scientific opinion polling reveals small business owners in Louisiana believe protecting their state’s natural assets is one way we can enhance the financial success of small businesses and local economies. 

Furthermore, the vast majority of them support extending the life of the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, which helps protect places like the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve and the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge, along with local parks, trails and recreational facilities. 

Mon, 21 Apr 2014

New York small business owners are still recovering from the Great Recession and doing everything they can to fortify their businesses, and with them, the economy. In order to grow and thrive, entrepreneurs need smart policies that help bolster their bottom lines and fuel the consumer demand that underpins economic success. They believe increasing the minimum wage will do this, and support granting cities and counties the authority to set higher minimum wages above the state level.

Sat, 12 Apr 2014

In communities across the United States, it is the jobs small businesses provide and the consumers they serve that keep our economic recovery moving. However, this recovery is threatened when small businesses are faced with costly and frivolous lawsuits brought on by patent assertion entities—commonly referred to as patent trolls. Small Business Majority's national scientific opinion polling found small firms support patent reform legislation that would help prevent patent trolls from targeting small businesses.

Thu, 6 Mar 2014

Small business owners are still recovering from the Great Recession and doing everything they can to fortify their businesses, and with them, the economy. In communities across the country, it is the jobs small businesses provide and the consumers they serve that keep our recovery moving. In order to grow and thrive, entrepreneurs need smart policies that help bolster their bottom lines and fuel the consumer demand that underpins economic success. They believe increasing the federal minimum wage will help do this.

Tue, 4 Mar 2014

As the U.S. continues to suffer from bouts of extreme weather, including record storms across much of the country and droughts in the West, small employers are feeling the strain. “The Toll Extreme Weather Takes on Small Business & the Economy,” provides a number of legislative actions policymakers can take to help small businesses better weather these extreme events, and mitigate the effects of climate change that causes them.

Tue, 4 Mar 2014

Extreme weather events have been front-page news lately, especially with the U.S. experiencing record storms across much of the country and devastating droughts in the West. Research shows small businesses are especially susceptible to financial ruin after an extreme weather event. 

It’s not surprising then that Small Business Majority's polling found nearly 1 in 5 Virginia small business owners had to lay off workers after they were negatively impacted by an extreme weather event.

Tue, 4 Mar 2014

Extreme weather events have been front-page news lately, especially with the U.S. experiencing record storms across much of the country and devastating droughts in the West. Research shows small businesses are especially susceptible to financial ruin after an extreme weather event. 

It’s not surprising then that Small Business Majority's polling found nearly 1 in 5 North Carolina small business owners had to lay off workers after they were negatively impacted by an extreme weather event.

Thu, 27 Feb 2014

Extreme weather events have been front-page news lately, especially with the U.S. experiencing record storms across much of the country and devastating droughts in the West. Research shows small businesses are especially susceptible to financial ruin after an extreme weather event. 

It’s not surprising then that Small Business Majority's polling found nearly 1 in 5 Michigan small business owners had to lay off workers after they were negatively impacted by an extreme weather event.

Wed, 22 Jan 2014

Though the U.S. is slowly recovering from the effects of the Great Recession, Washington small business owners and their employees are facing another financial crisis: retirement security. A survey by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) found a quarter of residents between the ages of 45-64 in the Evergreen State have less than $25,000 in savings, and additional research found nearly three in five middle class workers in the state can expect to outlive their retirement savings.  Washington small business owners and their workers are no exception.

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