Arizona Small-Business Owner Featured in NFIB National Campaign

Date: February 28, 2022

Brad Scott of Prescott-Based Halstead Bead shares his concerns about increasing regulations, complicated tax code

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 22, 2022) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, today released the latest video in a series featuring small business owners explaining how Washington’s proposed tax increases would hurt their ability to operate, survive, and thrive.

The video series “In Their Own Words” features small business owners from around the country and is part of NFIB’s Small Business Survival campaign, a coordinated advocacy effort that highlights why tax increases would be harmful to America’s small businesses.

The latest video in the series features Brad Scott, owner of jewelry business Halstead Bead in Prescott, Arizona. Halstead Bead has been in business since 1973 and currently employs 29 employees.

Scott explains, “As a small business, we are finding ourselves increasingly burdened by an expansion of regulatory demands and frankly, a complicated tax code…the greater number of regulations, the more difficult it is for us to actually be able to perform in this environment, and I know that small businesses are frequently referred to as the backbone of America. I think there’s a lot of truth in that…but if small businesses can continue to survive, legislators need to know there’s a large difference between the major corporations and small businesses.”

Watch the new Small Business Survival: In Their Own Words video featuring Brad Scott here:

The Small Business Survival campaign is a coordinated advocacy effort that includes targeted traditional and digital advertising, media initiatives, research, grassroots, lobbying, and other efforts that will highlight why tax increases would be harmful to small businesses while holding members of Congress accountable for their support of tax hikes and mandates.

More information about the campaign can be found here: NFIB.com/SmallBizSurvival and here: https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/national-federation-independent-business-survival-campaign.

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