2016 Small Business
Leadership Summit

Bringing together more than 200 small business leaders for four days of unity, action and ledership. 

MAY 8-11, 2016 - Washington, DC


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Fri, 6 May 2016
Presentation | CA
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Recent News and Developments

On May 4, Small Business Majority released a scientific opinion poll showing the vast majority of small business owners in Colorado oppose proposed legislation allowing lenders to increase the interest they can charge on a $3,000 consumer loan.

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On May 3, Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer provided closing remarks at the Treasury Department's State Small Business Credit Initiative Conference in D.C. where he discussed the importance of access to capital for small businesses. 

On April 14, Small Business Majority released a set of videos of small business owners speaking out about the business case for raising the minimum wage. 

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On April 11, John Arensmeyer, founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, moderated a panel at LendIt USA's 2016 conference titled "Impact Investing: Providing More than Financial Returns" about the growing realm of alternative lending. 

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On April 6, the Department of Labor finalized rules to ensure retirement savers get investment advice from financial advisers that are in their best interest, which will help small businesses and employees better save for retirement. 

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On April 6, Small Business Majority released an economic report, Economic Impacts of Obama Administration Natural National Monuments, demonstrating the strong link between the protection of public lands and economic growth for communities and small businesses surrounding national monuments. 

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On March 9, Small Business Majority launched its national access to capital webinar series, which helps small businesses navigate the funding landscape and connect with resources to obtain capital. 

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On February 24, Small Business Majority and AARP released a scientific opinion poll that found two-thirds of California small business owners support the creation of a voluntary, portable retirement savings program that would allow employees to more easily save for their financial future. 

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On January 28, Small Business Majority hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill on the changing landscape of small business lending. The event featured a panel of lenders, policy experts and small business advocates who discussed the opportunities and challenges presented by the growing alternative lending space for small businesses. 

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On January 27, Young Invincibles and Small Business Majority released a scientific opinion poll that found the majority of millennials who own a business or would like to start one at some point say student debt and a lack of retirement savings plan are barriers to entrepreneurship. 

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