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2024 NAWBO Days Recap: Advocating for Microbusinesses

By June 21, 2024No Comments

2024 NAWBO Days Recap: Advocating for Microbusinesses

 

2024 Greater DC picture at the Gala

2024 Greater DC picture at the Gala

2024 Meeting with U.S. Representative Beyer’s Office

2024 Meeting with U.S. Representative Beyer’s Office

2024 Meeting with U.S. Senator Cardin’s Office

2024 Meeting with U.S. Senator Cardin’s Office

This year’s NAWBO Days was a remarkable event focused on advocacy and advancing our 2024 agenda. With a strong emphasis on creating new legislation to define and support microbusinesses, NAWBO members from across the country gathered to champion the needs and contributions of small business owners.

Our advocacy efforts included meetings with key representatives to discuss the NAWBO 2024 Advocacy Agenda. This comprehensive Advocacy Agenda highlights several critical areas:

  1. Defining Microbusinesses: Establishing a clear definition of microbusinesses to ensure they receive the specific support and resources they need.
  2. Access to Capital: Advocating for increased access to funding and financial resources for microbusinesses.
  3. Healthcare Affordability: Ensuring affordable healthcare options for microbusiness owners and their employees.
  4. Regulatory Relief: Simplifying regulations to reduce the administrative burden on small businesses.
  5. Tax Reform: Promoting tax policies that support the growth and sustainability of microbusinesses.

During NAWBO Days, NAWBO DC members had the opportunity to engage directly with policymakers. We met with representatives from Congressman Don Beyer’s office (Virginia) and Senator Ben Cardin’s office (Maryland) to discuss our NAWBO Advocacy Agenda. These discussions were productive and underscored the importance of our legislative priorities in shaping a supportive environment for microbusinesses. Our members passionately conveyed the significance of defining microbusinesses and the impact of our proposed policies on their growth and sustainability. The meetings highlighted the critical role microbusinesses play in the economy and the need for tailored legislation to support their unique challenges and opportunities.

As we move forward, NAWBO remains committed to advocating for policies that empower women entrepreneurs and microbusiness owners. We will continue to work closely with legislators to ensure our voices are heard and our businesses thrive.

Thank you to all NAWBO members who participated in NAWBO Days and contributed to these important advocacy efforts. Together, we are making a difference and building a brighter future for women-owned businesses.