STANDING UP FOR 
SMALL BUSINESS 

The COVID-19  pandemic has created an existential crisis for the small business economy, and policymakers must take swift action to help. 

 

 If Congress helps small business owners now---and keeps finding ways to help Main Street in the long run--it will give small businesses the chance to lead us out of this economic turmoil and continue to create quality jobs for years to come.

Join us in our fight to help small businesses survive this crisis!

The COVID-19  pandemic has created an existential crisis for the small business economy, and policymakers must take swift action to help. 

 

Small businesses were key to economic recovery after the Great Recession, creating nearly two-thirds of post-recession private-sector jobs. If Congress helps small business owners now---and keeps finding ways to help Main Street in the long run--it will give small businesses the chance to lead us out of this economic turmoil and continue to create quality jobs for years to come.

 

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WHO WE ARE

BRTR  is a coalition of business leaders calling for public policy that truly benefits America’s small business owners, not just large corporations. We are dedicated to ensuring  reform in Washington is fiscally responsible, creates a level playing field for all businesses, grows the economy and works for our nation’s 30 million small business owners.
The COVID-19  pandemic has created an existential crisis for the small business economy, and policymakers must take swift action to help. Small businesses were key to economic recovery after the Great Recession, creating nearly two-thirds of post-recession private-sector jobs. If Congress helps small business owners now---and keeps finding ways to help Main Street in the long run--it will give small businesses the chance to lead us out of this economic turmoil and continue to create quality jobs for years to come.

The coalition is chaired by Shaundell Newsome, Visionary & Founder of SumNu Marketing in Las Vegas, Nevada, Frank Knapp Jr., President & CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, and Anne Zimmerman the Founder & CEO of Zimmerman & Co CPAs, a public accounting firm with offices in Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio.

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April 28, 2020

STATEMENT: Plan to lend $500 billion to corporations is unconscionable

In an ugly replay of the corporate giveaway under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, policymakers are far more interested in funneling government dollars with no strings attached to their corporate benefactors than ensuring Main Street entrepreneurs survive this crisis

April 21, 2020

SNAP SURVEY PRESS RELEASE: Most Entrepreneurs Opposed to Reopening on May 1, Trust Scientists & Health Professionals to Make the Call

64% believe stopping the spread of coronavirus should be the government’s top priority,

April 21, 2020

SNAP SURVEY REPORT: Most Entrepreneurs Opposed to Reopening on May 1

58% don’t think opening the economy on May 1 is a good idea, 64% say government should focus on slowing virus spread

April 16, 2020

STATEMENT: PPP Loan Fund Dry and President’s Advisory Group Lacks a Main Street Voice--Congress Must Help Small Business

With the PPP loan fund out of money and the president’s new taskforce on opening the economy lacking real Main Street representation, it's become clear that Congress must step in again to help America’s small businesses.

April 07, 2020

STATEMENT: Increased Funding for PPP Loans Would be Good News but Botched Rollout Must Get Fixed

It’s better late than never to boost the PPP loans with an additional $250 billion, but we can’t allow further administration incompetence and bumbling to delay getting this money to the small businesses that really need it

April 06, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Snap Survey: Majority of Small Businesses Stymied by Problematic Rollout of Paycheck Protection Program

Survey: 75% of small businesses say they can wait for a month or less for loan money before their business fails

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