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Small Business Majority invites you to its webinar

National Policy Updates for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

About this webinar

Small businesses across the country are losing customers or being forced to temporarily close their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We know that many small business owners need help to address these immediate financial concerns and access critical resources for their employees and their businesses.

Join Main Street Alliance and Small Business Majority for a national webinar covering updates from Capitol Hill, resources related to COVID-19 and policy recommendations to bolster small business owners right now. 

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Small business funding updates, including SBA Disaster Assistance Loans for businesses being impacted by COVID-19
  • An overview of alternative lending options including SBA's loan guarantee program, CDFIs, reputable online lenders and crowdfunding
  • Updates on federal policy proposals and our recommendations to immediately help small businesses
  • Venturize and other helpful tools and resources
  • Q&A

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    Awesta Sarkash Manager, Government Affairs @ Small Business Majority

    Awesta Sarkash manages Small Business Majority’s policy and government affairs efforts in our nation's capital and the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to joining Small Business Majority, Awesta served as the Director of Advocacy and Communications at the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic De...

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    Small Business Majority

    Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners to ensure America's entrepreneurs are a key part of a thriving and inclusive economy.

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    John Arensmeyer Founder & CEO @ Small Business Majority

    John Arensmeyer has used his long experience as a business owner to build Small Business Majority into a nationally recognized small business organization and the leading advocate for critical public policy issues facing America’s entrepreneurs—particularly access to capital, healthcare, taxes, r...

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    Amanda Ballantyne, J.D. Executive Director @ Main Street Alliance

    Amanda joined the Main Street Alliance as Director in the fall of 2013. She brings more than a decade of progressive organizing, policy and legal experience. Amanda graduated from Smith College and earned her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.

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    Kevin Gbolie Small Business Engagement Manager @ Small Business Majority

    As the Small Business Engagement Manager for Small Business Majority, Kevin Gbolie recruits small business owners into Small Business Majority’s network, conducts interviews and fosters relationships with entrepreneurs, and helps oversee the organization’s small business owner database. Kevin act...

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    Brian Pifer Vice President, Entrepreneurship @ Small Business Majority

    Brian oversees Small Business Majority's Entrepreneurship Program and Venturize.org platform, which deliver key education and resources to entrepreneurs seeking to start and grow their business. He builds partnerships with organizations that serve small business owners, evaluates the program's ac...

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    David Chase Vice President, National Outreach @ Small Business Majority

    David Chase directs Small Business Majority's outreach and engagement teams across the nation in their work organizing and engaging small business owners. He also directs Small Business Majority's state policy and advocacy and our national and state healthcare policy work.

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