Category Archives: Small Business Majority

Is Student Debt Crushing Millennial Entrepreneurship?

Mention the words entrepreneur or founder, and images of ambitious, be-hoodied youth might arise. Thanks to Silicon Valley, youth and entrepreneurship are intertwined in the popular imagination. But the reality is starkly different. Millennials lag behind older age groups in starting and running their own businesses. And a new study suggests that student debt loads […]

It’s Official! SEC Greenlights Main Street Crowdfunding

Let the great experiment in financial democratization begin! The SEC on Friday adopted final rules for Regulation Crowdfunding (aka Title III)—the last and most sweeping piece of the JOBS Act legislation, which was signed into law three-and-a-half years ago. With the move, the SEC opened up investment crowdfunding to the general public for the first […]

Small Business Majority: Washington Needs to Act for Small Business

John Arensmeyer is the founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, a national small business advocacy organization. In this op-ed, he unveils SBM’s economic agenda, a series of policy recommendations aimed at creating an environment where entrepreneurs—and the economy—can thrive.  Washington spends a lot of time talking about the importance of small businesses – but […]

Can a Borrowers’ Bill of Rights Tame The Wild West of Online Lending?

Online lending has offered a lifeline to many small business owners that can’t get a bank loan. For others, it’s been a murky gateway into an escalating cycle of debt. The problem is, it can be hard to tell good online lenders from the bad. To a busy entrepreneur, the web sites look similar and […]