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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Recent News and Developments

On Jan. 11, Endurance International Group released its 2016 State of the Union survey, which found that small businesses rank taxes and the ability to obtain bank financing as the top two issues they face. 

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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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