On Tuesday, November 4th, American voters will (hopefully) exercise their right to vote.
The Small Business Survival Council, a lobbying group for small business in the United States, encourages voters to keep small businesses in mind when they go to the polls. “…entrepreneurs create 60 to 80 percent of net new jobs in the U.S. each year and… are responsible for the bulk of innovation. A vibrant entrepreneurial sector is crucial to a healthy economy.”
What, in the Council’s opinion, demonstrates support for small business? “A real pro-small business agenda means tax relief and broad-based incentives for small business, and less regulation.”
Whether you agree with its views or not, the Small Business Survival Council appears to be gaining in visibility and becoming more of a force in shaping opinion concerning small businesses in the United States. For instance, it publishes an annual Index ranking each of the 50 states on how friendly they are to small businesses. California governor-elect Schwarzenegger cited the Council’s State Index on the campaign trail to demonstrate how California’s tax and regulatory structures are negative for the state’s small businesses.