Coalition Lauds House Subcommittee for Taking Steps to Protect Main Street Businesses

July 7, 2016

Coalition to Save Local Businesses Executive Director Michael Layman released the statement below following the passage of the U.S. House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee funding bill this morning, which includes a provision to … Read More...

CEI: Feds Threaten the Independence of Small Business Owners

July 7, 2016

We value our independence in the country, and not just from imperial foreign governments like the British 240 years ago. Americans love independence from the doldrums of being an employee. But over at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), labor … Read More...

Cresanti Op-Ed: Small Business Franchises Need Advocates On Their Side

June 28, 2016

In the fervor to point out what’s wrong with government we should not forget that some forty years ago this week the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy was launched to champion America’s small businesses, which now represent 99 … Read More...

U.S. Chamber & IFA Study: Expansive View of Joint Employment Becoming Greater Threat to Small Business

June 21, 2016

A new report released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the International Franchise Association (IFA) examines the threat posed to small business by the spread of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer doctrine. Main Street in
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Business Owners: NLRB’s New Joint-Employer Standard Ensures Corporate Takeover of Main Street

June 16, 2016

Coalition to Save Local Businesses members Ciara Stockeland, Founder and COO of North Dakota’s MODE, and Lynn Berberich, Owner of BrightStar Healthcare of Baltimore City/County, testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Stockeland, a franchisor, … Read More...