Between the upcoming election, minimum wage increases, healthcare changes and about a dozen other things, the small business community has had a lot to address in just the last few weeks.
Small business owners have spoken: They want more talk on
the economy, taxes and healthcare. More than 85 percent of small businesses
listed these three topics as the top issues impacting their vote in 2016,
according to a recent
study published by OnDeck.
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NFIB President & CEO Dan Danner said candidates should focus more on the economy—especially with
small business’ staggering 94
percent voting turnout rate.
“Small businesses probably represent every ethnic group
and are more diverse than many large corporate entities. I don’t think they’re
for walling us off from the rest of the world. And small businesses vote. And
they vote in much higher proportions than the overall population,” he
And yet, small business owners don’t need traditional
avenues to express the issues they care about most. As the tweets below show,
they’re more than apt to start the conversation themselves.
Here’s what people had to say:
— EnduranceIntl (@EnduranceIntl) February 1, 2016
— Main Street NH (@MainSt4GrowthNH) February 6, 2016
Honestly, if Sanders becomes President, my mom loses her business and every small business around won’t be able to pay their employees.
— jules (@_jules_123) February 10, 2016
.@HillaryClinton will work to increase broad based prosperity, Increase jobs not raise your taxes. She’ll be the small biz prez#DemTownHall
— Julie Smolyansky (@JulieSmolyansky) February 4, 2016
@HillaryClinton Sanders is not a friend to small business and start ups. His policies will kill innovation. Let people know!
— JulieW (@RealRealJulie) February 2, 2016
— NFIB (@NFIB) February 7, 2016
— Susan Solovic (@SusanSolovic) February 11, 2016
— NFIB (@NFIB) February 5, 2016
— Dean (@DeanDesign101) February 1, 2016
— SBE Council (@SBECouncil) January 15, 2016