Lawmakers should spend recess talking to small business owners
In this week's article, Small Business Majority CEO, John Arensmeyer, wrote an op-ed for The Hill discussing why lawmakers should be spending more time speaking with and listening to real small business owners in their district.
Have you spoken with the local, state, or national legislatures that represent you? Do you feel like state and federal government officials understand the needs and challenges of small businesses like you? Share your experiences and thoughts on this issue to help other small business owners who might be considering ways to let their lawmakers know that small business owners want to be heard!
August 13, 2019
These attempts at small business outreach sound simple, but a new Small Business Majority scientific opinion poll found that only 12 percent of small business owners said they feel their government officials have a strong understanding of the issues they face. The poll found health care costs, access to capital, and taxes are among the top challenges facing small business owners. However, they reported feeling as though their representatives in Congress were more focused on special interests and the desires of big businesses than the needs of local businesses.