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November 19, 2012 | By Barry Moltz

Do the Election Results Really Matter to Red and Blue Small Business Owners?

I was pondering this questions when I was on the radio last week at WGN with Carol Roth. In this $14 Trillion economy does it really matter who won the election? Look at all the steps that President Obama took last year to help small business. Has it had that much of an impact? The answer to this question is yes and no:

Yes: Some of the the tax cuts that President Obama has passed have been favorable to small business owners with the Jobs Act in 2010. The newly passed Start Up America Act that eases restrictions on companies raising capital may help. I believe Obamacare may free s0me “would be” small business owners from their job and allow them to get a business started. It will also help companies under 50 employees pay for healthcare.

No: Both parties profess undyling love for the small business owner, but little has ever been done to help them. The uncertainty over the fiscal cliff and what is going on in Washington is hurting red and blue small business.  Overall, small business owners should not look to the Federal (or state) government to help them with their business. In this capitalist economy, every small business owner needs to go out and land another customer. They need to take steps to manage their business in a financially responsible way. They need to build a team that can grow their business. No one else can ultimately help them to do the most important tasks.

What do you think?

 

Barry Moltz gets business owners unstuck by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures, he has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners and increasing their sales. Barry has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 20 years. After successfully selling his last operating business, Barry founded an angel investor group, an angel fund, and is a former advisory member of the board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation. His first book, “You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business” describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business. His second book, “Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success”, shows what it takes to come back and develop true business confidence. His third book, “BAM! Delivering Customer Service in a Self-Service World” shows how customer service is the new marketing. His fourth book, “Small Town Rules: How Small Business and Big Brands can Profit in a Connected Economy” shows how when every customer can talk to every other customer, it’s like living in a small town: Your reputation is everything! His fifth book, “How to Get Unstuck: 25 Ways to Get Your Business Growing Again” helps every small business owners move their company to the next level. Barry is a nationally recognized speaker on small business who has given hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 20,000. As a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, he has appeared on many TV and radio programs such as CNBC’s The Big Idea, and MSNBC’s Your Business. He hosts his own radio show on AM560, and writes for American Express and Forbes.

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