Category: Member Updates

Don’t Take Away the Ladder to Success for Aspiring Minority Small Business Owners

February 26, 2015

By Djenane Bartholomew, The Washington Informer

Every day my husband and I make decisions that affect the lives of 450 people and their families. It’s a lot of responsibility but above all a labor of love. It is all … Read More...

Michael Layman Named Executive Director of the Coalition to Save Local Businesses

February 24, 2015

Earlier today Michael Layman was named Executive Director of the Coalition to Save Local Businesses (CSLB).  In that capacity he will serve as the day-to-day liaison between CSLB members and Congress.  Members of the Coalition are concerned about overreach at … Read More...

Sen. Dean Heller Meets with Local Business Owners on Joint Employer Issue

February 21, 2015

Ultimately, Congress will have to come up with a way of making sure hundreds of thousands of locally-owned businesses are not put at risk by an expanded joint-employer standard.  As such, it was incredibly encouraging to hear supportive words for … Read More...

IFA Convention Shines Spotlight on CSLB and Need for Engagement

February 18, 2015

If there is power in numbers, the franchise sector is in a good position.

Close to 4,000 individual franchise business owners are attending the International Franchise Association’s 55th annual convention this week in Las Vegas – record-breaking attendance.  Nationwide, … Read More...

Senate HELP Committee Hearing Sheds Light on Joint Employer

February 10, 2015

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) held a timely and informative hearing on February 5th entitled, “Who’s the Boss? The ‘Joint Employer’ Standard and Business Ownership.” It provided a great opportunity to raise awareness on … Read More...