Entrepreneurs are on the front lines to rebuild our economy.
In 2021, America has the opportunity to transform itself by strengthening policies that address racial inequality, narrow the gap between rich and poor, and raise the economic status of historically marginalized communities.
Now is the time for America to ensure that the best and boldest ideas for supporting entrepreneurship are discussed, debated, and acted on.
America’s New Business Plan
We have a bipartisan plan for policymakers that is focused on creating new jobs and rebuilding an equitable economy that works for everyone.
So what do new business owners need?
Access to Opportunity
A Level Playing Field Without Red Tape
Access to Funding
The Right Kind of Capital Everywhere
Access to Knowledge
The Know-How to Start a Business
Access to Support
The Ability for All to Take Risks
The Start Us Up Coalition
Organizations around the country are working hard to eliminate barriers to starting a new business.
Meet our coalition members.
Latest from Start Us Up
Released on April 2, the March jobs report revealed optimistic news about the U.S. economy. The report showed an increase of 916,000 jobs over the previous month — twice as much as in February, and the most since August 2020. The unemployment rate fell to 6%, the lowest rate since the COVID-19 pandemic started. The […]
Now that the COVID-19 rescue plan passed in March, the Biden Administration has proposed a roughly $2 trillion infrastructure bill that will focus on everything from roads and bridges to home care service and broadband internet access. As stated in America’s New Business Plan, access to entrepreneurship is impacted not just by immediate factors like […]
In March, the federal government took two notable steps to help new and small businesses stay afloat. First, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced changes to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), including: Moving the loan calculations from six to 24 months, Increasing loan caps from $150,000 to $500,000, and Creating a “grandfather clause” that […]
As the dust has settled in the wake of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, we want to make sure a key element of the bill isn’t overlooked: The restoration of the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). The SSBCI was originally enacted in 2010 to “strengthen state programs that support financing […]
As the country grapples with the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice, there’s been a greater awareness about diversity and inclusion in all parts of the American economy. This has increased the focus on systemic barriers that have hampered Black-owned businesses across the country, including redlining, decreased access to capital, underfunded infrastructure, and more. […]