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Video Series: Small Business Voices

play_alt icon Video The Center for American Progress and the Small Business Majority talk with small business owners about business and economic growth.

By Andrew Satter and Lauren Santa Cruz | Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Big Ideas for Small Business

Congress should raise the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s statutory cap, expand outreach, and increase access to public capital for small businesses, argues Sabina Dewan.

By Sabina Dewan | Thursday, January 26, 2012

Big Ideas for Small Business: BusinessUSA

Kristina Costa explains how BusinessUSA can pull together hard-to-find, useful information on the dozens of government programs designed to help small-business owners.

By Kristina Costa | Thursday, January 19, 2012

Big Ideas for Small Business

Three improvements to the federal health department’s online insurance-finder tool will make it easier for small businesses to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act, writes Emily Oshima.

By Emily Oshima Lee | Thursday, January 12, 2012

Big Ideas for Small Business: Getting Good Technology out of the Lab and into the Marketplace

Helping universities invest in good ideas also helps small businesses, write Ed Paisley and Sean Pool.

By Ed Paisley and Sean Pool | Thursday, January 5, 2012

Big Ideas for Small Business: The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program

Jordan Eizenga explains why the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program would be good for small business.

By Jordan Eizenga | Thursday, December 22, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Business: Target Government Assistance Toward Innovative Startups

Small startup companies are proven job creators, yet current government assistance doesn’t reach them effectively and efficiently, write Ed Paisley and Sean Pool.

By Ed Paisley and Sean Pool | Thursday, December 15, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Business: The American Jobs Act

Heather Boushey details why President Obama’s jobs legislation would help small businesses in ways that enjoyed bipartisan support not too long ago.

By Heather Boushey | Thursday, December 8, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Business: A Regional Jobs Accelerator

Coordinating existing federal programs to better focus on small businesses and the communities they serve is a great way to create jobs and spur innovation, writes Jennifer Erickson.

By Jennifer Erickson | Thursday, December 1, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Business: Short-Term Subsidies to Boost Hiring at Small Businesses

Stephen Steigleder makes the case for subsidized-employment programs for long-term unemployed workers.

By Stephen Steigleder | Thursday, November 17, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Business: A Common Application for Federal Programs

Sean Pool makes the case for a federal common app that eliminates redundancy, increases accessibility, exploits latent synergy, and creates better avenues for small businesses seeking a hand up.

By Sean Pool | Thursday, November 10, 2011