How are you feeling about the government’s ability to help you as a small business owner?
A new survey shows that if you’re like most small business owners, then you see the government as a barrier to growth.
That’s right. Just weeks before the elections a new survey paints a potentially bleak picture for small business.
Check out this article on NAM.org called “Small Businesses and Manufacturers: Government a Barrier, Not a Help, to Economic Growth“…
“The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today announced the results of a nationwide survey of small businesses and manufacturers. The results cast a harsh light on the state of the U.S. economy six weeks before Election Day.
“The poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies (POS), surveyed 800 small business owners, manufacturers and decision-makers at small and medium-sized companies, with a majority (55 percent) saying the national economy is in a worse position compared to three years ago. Among the chief factors survey respondents cited were federal regulations, taxes, government spending and the cost of health insurance and energy.
“Key survey findings include the following:
- 67 percent say there is too much uncertainty in the market today to expand, grow or hire new workers.
- 69 percent of small business owners and manufacturers say President Obama’s Executive Branch and regulatory policies have hurt American small businesses and manufacturers.
- 55 percent say they would not start a business today given what they know now and in the current environment.
- 54 percent say other countries like China and India are more supportive of their small businesses and manufacturers than the United States.”
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