2018 Small Business Day ~ Tuesday, April 10, 2018

hosted by RAM, National Federation of Independent Business/MA, MA Restaurant Association, Associated Industries of MA, Massachusetts Package Store Association,  MA Food Association and the MA Association of Chambers of Commerce. Sponsored by Steward Health Care System.


Issue Brief

Minimum Wage Chart

Ballot Proposals

RAM Membership Overview

Even if you didn't make it to Boston for Small Business Day you should still click here to send your legislators a message that you support Small Business!  Tell them about your business, the people you employ and the customers who rely on your goods and services.  Get to know those who represent you at the State House.  Invite them to visit your business.  


Media Coverage of Small Business Day, April 10, 2018

Lawmakers Approaching Deadline To Settle Minimum Wage And Avoid Ballot Fight, WGBH, Mike Deehan 

Business owners take on $15 minimum wage, paid leave, Boston Globe, Katie Johnson

Business owners direct anger at lawmakers over $15-an-hour wage proposal, BBJ, Greg Ryan

Baker Hoping Lawmakers"Find A Way" On Ballot Questions, State House News, Andy Metzger

Gov. Charlie Baker: Minimum wage, paid leave, sales tax should be decided by lawmakers, not voters, Mass Live, Shira Schoenberg