The Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act means we’re moving full speed ahead educating entrepreneurs about the law and reminding lawmakers that it must be implemented right to best serve small businesses.
I recently had interviews with MSNBC’s Your Business and CBS Radio to discuss the future of healthcare for entrepreneurs now that they know reform is here to stay, and I spoke on a press call we hosted the day after the ruling that had a huge turnout of both reporters and small business owners.
Our recent poll on entrepreneurs’ views of the law continues garnering media attention. Since releasing it last month, we’ve put out four more polls on other important issues: a Pennsylvania survey released today that shows small business owners believe government investing in clean energy can create jobs, a Michigan survey that found three-quarters of Michigan entrepreneurs support increasing the state renewable energy standard to 25% by 2025, and polling in Nevada and Arizona that found small employers favor energy development policies that ensure protections for public lands.
While advocating for smart clean energy policies small business owners favor, we’ve also been voicing support for a number of fiscal policies on lawmakers’ radar that have the potential to boost small firms’ bottom lines. However, some lawmakers continue playing politics. We were disappointed with the Senate’s failure to pass the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act, but there are still opportunities to help small business.
Knowing that improved access to credit is one of the things entrepreneurs need, we hosted several webinars this month to help them better understand the credit landscape. We have plenty of webinars on additional topics planned throughout the summer. Visit our website to see what we’ll be up to next: http://www.smallbusinessmajority.org.