Women and people of color face significant structural barriers to starting a small business and have lower rates of business ownership, but progressive policies that expand access to capital and support entrepreneurial education can help overcome these barriers.
Please join the Center for American Progress and the Small Business Administration for keynote remarks from SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, who will outline her vision for ensuring small business owners have the resources and capital they need to succeed. Her remarks will focus on access to capital for traditionally underserved communities, providing pathways to the middle class through entrepreneurship for all people, and opening markets through exporting and supply chains. A panel discussion focusing on improving opportunities for women- and minority-owned small businesses will follow her remarks.Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005
The Center for American Progress and the Small Business Majority talk with small business owners about business and economic growth.
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.
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.
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.
Helping universities invest in good ideas also helps small businesses, write Ed Paisley and Sean Pool.
Jordan Eizenga explains why the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program would be good for small business.
Small startup companies are proven job creators, yet current government assistance doesn’t reach them effectively and efficiently, write Ed Paisley and Sean Pool.
Heather Boushey details why President Obama’s jobs legislation would help small businesses in ways that enjoyed bipartisan support not too long ago.