Politicians, pundits, and the media are listening to the voices of the business community but too often big business dominates the narrative. Traditional business associations and corporate lobbyists speak for small business owners, rather than letting Main Street business owners speak for yourself. It's time to take back your voice, tell your story, and set the record straight on the issues impacting your business and your community.
No matter the issue large or small, we know you have a story to tell, Your story and opinion can guide public policy decisions and inform fellow business owners. Some topics lawmakers are focused on include:
- Health care: What feedback can you share about a potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the impact of removing 30 million people from the health care roles on your business and community? Are you or your family personally covered through the ACA? Are your employees covered through the marketplace? We want to hear your story!
- Paid sick days and paid family leave: Do you offer paid sick days or paid family leave at your business? What have your experiences been and how have the policies impacted your bottom line and employee/employer relationships?
- Minimum wage: How do you feel about local and national proposals to raise the minimum wage? What are the benefits, and what are your concerns? If you've boosted employee wages, or live in a state or city that has raised the wage tell us how it has worked for your business?
- Access to capital: Have you struggled to access the capital you need to grow and expand your business? Were you successful in securing capital and want to help others?