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