The Republican National Convention was just in the news and now the Democratic National Convention is getting all the attention.
But the question many business owners are asking is this: Is anybody actually listening to us?
Check out this article called “Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?” by Kelly K. Spors and learn the surprising answer to this question…
“President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have talked frequently about small-business owners and entrepreneurs in their stump speeches recently, suggesting they’re in touch with America’s nearly 30 million small enterprises. But, when it comes down to it, how strong of a voice do small businesses really have this election season?”
“According to many business owners and experts, not very.”
“While the presidential candidates love to talk about small business, they often end up showing how disconnected they really are, says Carol Roth, Chicago-based author of The Entrepreneur Equation (BenBella Books, 2011). Many of the issues trumpeted as “small business” concerns, such as corporate taxes, labor laws and employee health insurance, are actually more vexing issues for big business. “I think there’s a fundamental misunderstanding of what small businesses are in this country,” Roth says. “Most small businesses don’t have a corporate structure” — or even employees. More than 70% of U.S. small businesses are one-person operations, she adds.”
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