As they say, you can’t fight City Hall especially as a small business.
But small business owners around the country are being horribly failed by Government.
In fact, one could more honestly say that they are not being failed by Big Government, but are being actively murdered instead.
The Small Business Administration is no different. Truthfully, as someone who has operated small businesses for 40 years, I can honestly say that the SBA is more of a hindrance than a help.
The SBA includes companies of up to 500 employees as a small business. And frankly, that is where they concentrate their efforts.
Show me a small business operator of under 10 staff that has ever even been surveyed by the SBA, never mind ever been helped.
Consequently, they actually distort the image of small business and their actions hurt rather than help as a result.
Government is killing Small Business.
Over 50% of the working population works in a small business yet small businesses generate 65% of new jobs.
There are almost 28 million small businesses in the USA. But small businesses are closing faster than new ones are opening.
When have we EVER heard of a politician talking about small businesses and getting them the help they need?
40% of small businesses say that Bookkeeping and Taxes are the WORST THING about running a small business. The next highest category for worst thing is finding capable employees.
When politicians talk about the difference between the rich and the poor and income disparity, they are not talking about small business creating this, they are talking about the effect of BIG business and how big business has people earning billions and getting richer and richer while their average employee gets poorer and poorer.
Your small businessman next door is certainly not garnering all that wealth in his pocket.
Hillary Clinton hasn’t a Clue, and nor does Donald Trump!
Hillary Clinton thinks that the best thing to do to equal the inequality of income is to create a $15 minimum wage, yet what will that do to small business? As a business consultant, I can genuinely state that the average small business person is worked to death. There is somewhat of a culture of entitlement in the USA. That culture creates the second problem that small business owners face which is the poor quality of staff.
The small business owner is working overtime just to ensure he has money to pay his employees. As it stands, he is taking home, quite frequently, less than his top paid employees just to keep the doors open hoping for better things down the line. He is constantly on the prowl for funds and how he can manage just to make payroll. And now you are going to raise the minimum wage? How is that going to help?
Unless Government does something to cut his costs, provide a better educated employee, or provide a simplified tax system for that small business owner, all the increase in minimum wages will do is kill hundreds of thousands of small businesses.
And put an awful lot of people out of work!
Big business might afford an increase in minimum wages however small business owners can ill afford it.
Government Makes Policies based only on Big Business.
Have you ever heard of any politician inviting real small business owners to the White House to discuss their problems and what can be done to improve conditions for them?
No? Neither has this writer.
However, Big Business has daily meetings with politicians to bend the laws in their favour. And where is the SBA? Nowhere in sight. In fact, the SBA is never talking to small business either – unless of course they have 500 employees!.
The Government is Corrupt
We look at Hillary and the money she and her husband make for giving a speech. Ever what she pays her daughter for a speech is preposterous.
The system stinks.
This corrupt Government allows for millions of dollars to be paid by the worlds rich to gain the ear of politicians. And there is no corruption here?
Small business creates 65% of new jobs, and with more than half the population employed in one, where is Government?
They are clearly in the pockets of Big Business and small business struggles along and are the real building blocks of America today.
The Government is small business’s worst enemy, and is Big Business’s best friend. It is not the way it should be!
The Race for the White House
Does Donald Trump really want to win the White House? Then perhaps he ought to start showing some real concern for the biggest employer in the USA and not be worried about what China is doing.