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Legislative Issues


Founded in 1967 as a small business membership association, SBSBs mission is to protect the small businesses that are the heart of America’s economy, so they can start, grow, and succeed in business.

SBSB has been told by members that the issues facing small business for 2011 include health care, taxes, the economy, and energy.




IN THE NEWS

In the News

SBSB focuses our efforts on health care, taxes, the economy, and energy—the issues small businesses identified as the most important. We work hard to keep you informed on the wide variety of issues that are important to the survival of your small business.


SBSB tracks and reports on legislative issues in the news in the bimonthly, SBSB Bulletin.



HEALTH CARE

Health Care Reform

Health care is expensive and difficult to get, and small businesses struggle to pay the high premiums. As health care reform legislation is enacted on the state and national level, the focus must be on controlling health care costs.

According to the members of SBSB, health care reform is the top concern of small businesses. SBSB has been fighting for health care reform for more than 40 years and will continue to do so.

SBSB tracks and reports on legislative issues in the news in the bimonthly, SBSB Bulletin.




TAXES

Taxes

Small business continues to drown under complex tax regulations and rules. SBSB and our members have argued against the alternative minimum tax, for the permanent repeal of the estate tax, and increased small business expensing limits.

State and Federal elected officials facing budget deficits propose new taxes regularly. SBSB aims to keep you informed about proposed tax laws, and how they can potentially help or hurt your business and your bottom line, so you can act accordingly.

SBSB tracks and reports on legislative issues in the news in the bimonthly, SBSB Bulletin.



ECONOMY

Economy

Small business plays a major role in the American economy, and history shows that small business will be vital to the economic recovery. Current statistics show that the American small business community:


  • Represents 99 percent of all employer firms
  • Employs about half of all private sector employees
  • Generated 60 to 80 percent of net new jobs annually over the last decade
  • Created more than half of nonfarm private gross domestic product (GDP)

SBSB tracks and reports on legislative issues in the news in the bimonthly, SBSB Bulletin.


ENERGY

Energy

Small business owners depend on energy supplies at competitive prices to operate and effectively run their businesses. Today, small business owners are finding themselves in a financial crunch as the cost of diesel and fuel oil, natural gas, and propane continue to fluctuate.

For the U.S. economy to recover from the current downturn, it is critical that America’s small businesses have access to affordable and reliable supplies of energy to remain competitive. SBSB recognizes our members concerns and is encouraging lawmakers to find energy solutions that work for small businesses.

SBSB tracks and reports on legislative issues in the news in the bimonthly, SBSB Bulletin.



   
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