Meeting Archive:
What the New Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business

Meeting Description:

This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being discussed include:

  • Small business tax credits (available to businesses and tax-exempt non-profits)— who’s eligible for them and how to claim them
  • Marketplace updates
  • Shared responsibility
  • Cost containment
  • Tools and resources available for small businesses interested in learning more about the law
A question and answer period will follow.
About Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority is a national nonprofit advocacy organization focused on solving the biggest problems facing America's 28 million small businesses. We conduct extensive opinion and economic research and work with small business owners, policy experts, and elected officials nationwide to bring nonpartisan small business voices to the public policy table. 
Date: Thu, Aug 15, 2013
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): United States Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority
 Presenter Information
Adminstrator Karen Mills, Small Business Administration
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Karen Gordon Mills was sworn in as the 23rd Administrator of the Small Business Administration in April of 2009 after being appointed by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She has served in the President’s Cabinet since January of 2012.

As part of the Cabinet, Administrator Mills is a key member of the President’s economic leadership team, reflecting the important role that small businesses and entrepreneurs play in our nation’s long-term economic growth and prosperity.

Administrator Mills is a strong voice for the needs of small businesses in our nation’s capital – and brings her private sector experience building, owning and investing in small businesses to the agency and to small businesses all across the country.

Prior to the SBA, Mills held leadership positions in the private sector.

Mills earned an A.B. in economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.  She lives in Maine with her husband and sons.

John Arensmeyer - Founder and CEO, Small Business Majority
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John Arensmeyer has used his long experience as a business owner to build Small Business Majority into a nationally recognized small business organization and the leading advocate for critical public policy issues facing America’s entrepreneurs—particularly healthcare reform, clean energy, access to capital, immigration and financial reform. The organization is focused on ensuring small businesses’ success as a critical component of our economy.

John was the founder and CEO of ACI Interactive, an award-winning international e-commerce company. Information Week named ACI's signature product one of the nation's top 100 e-business innovations, and the company was cited by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the top 100 fastest growing private companies in the Bay Area. Earlier, John was the chief operating officer of a pioneering multimedia business and an attorney in New York.

Meredith K. Olafson - Senior Policy Advisor to the Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
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In her role as Senior Policy Advisor to the Administrator, Ms. Olafson is responsible for overseeing the U.S. Small Business Administration’s education and outreach efforts around health care and the Affordable Care Act. 

Previously, Ms. Olafson served as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Agency’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development, where she worked on special initiatives involving entrepreneurship.  Prior to that, Ms. Olafson served as an Attorney Advisor in the Agency’s Office of General Counsel with a focus on employment and labor law matters.

Before joining the Agency, Ms. Olafson was an associate at Hunton & Williams LLP and Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, where she represented a diverse range of businesses in employment litigation at the federal and state level and provided advice and counsel on a range of employment-related matters.  Ms. Olafson received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from Northwestern University.

Grant Lahmann - Southern Outreach Manager, Small Business Majority
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As Southern Outreach Manager, Grant Lahmann builds and fosters relationships with small businesses and organizations in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and other southern states. He also serves as Small Business Majority's national healthcare lead, supporting the Small Business Majority team as they work to ensure small businesses and organizations are fully informed about the Affordable Care Act. Grant spent time as a legislative staffer in the U.S. Senate and has an extensive background in political campaigns, most recently managing or directing several campaigns across the country.