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America's New Business Plan

We have a bipartisan plan for policymakers that is focused on creating new jobs and leveling the playing field for startups and small businesses.

Rebuilding Better

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are focusing on the elements of our broader policy framework (America’s New Business Plan) to be responsive to what new and small business owners urgently need today to keep their doors open.

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The Four Pillars

America’s New Business Plan puts the ambitious and can-do spirit of everyday Americans first through a four-part entrepreneurship plan that ensures anyone with an idea has access to the opportunity, funding, knowledge, and support to turn it into a reality.

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Federal Plan

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State Plan

Download a list of actionable steps for governors and state policymakers.

Local Plan

Download a list of actionable steps for local policymakers.

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    Coalition Roundup: July 10, 2020

    In early July, Congress pushed back the deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to August 8, giving business owners an extended opportunity to apply for COVID-19 Small Business Administration loans. It was an important, common sense step, but begs the question: What’s next? New and small businesses are still hurting, and the next phase […]
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    This appeared in Start Us Up’s weekly newsletter. Sign up to stay in the loop and receive updates in real-time. Last week, Congress voted to extend the Paycheck Protection Program application deadline until August 8 — an eleventh hour move just before the original June 30 cutoff passed. Start Us Up members have been active on […]
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    Striving for a Better Future

    As we head into the July 4 weekend, we return to the opening words of America’s New Business Plan, released last October: Entrepreneurship — the work of the makers, doers, and dreamers in our country — is deeply embedded in the American DNA. America itself was founded as a startup nation — an entrepreneurial act […]
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    Coalition Roundup: June 26, 2020

    Earlier this week, the U.S. government announced new restrictions on immigration to the United States. But America’s New Business Plan calls for greater opportunity for immigrant entrepreneurs, not less. Immigrant entrepreneurs have a strong history of job creation and represent a crucial component of America’s new business ecosystem. Several members of the Start Us Up […]
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    As America continues to grapple with the sudden crisis in employment and an economy that is likely forever changed, entrepreneurship remains the spark that will power the nation’s rebound. In a recent research brief, the Kauffman Foundation showed rising Google Search interest in new business. From the brief: Interest in searches for open a business, […]
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