Local Comment on Poll of Small-Business Owners

Date: April 02, 2020

Results show half not surviving more than two months without help

Contact: Tony Gagliardi, Colorado State Director, [email protected],
or Tony Malandra, NFIB, [email protected]

DENVER, April 2, 2020—From Tony Gagliardi, Colorado state director for NFIB, on the release of its poll showing 92 percent of small-business owners negatively affected by the coronavirus and about half of small employers saying they can survive for no more than two months, and about one-third believing they can remain operational for 3-6 months.

“Like tearing a band-aid off a wound, it’s going to hurt. But then the healing begins. The situation caused by COVID-19 has caused serious pain to small-business owners, and it will take time for the pain to stop. But look back to the financial crisis and one can see the proof that small business is the engine pulling the train to recovery–and will do so again. The only thing small-business owners are asking for are policy solutions that make it possible for Main Street to prosper once again.”

Click here to read NFIB’s national news release and here for the six-page poll results with bar graphs on the results.

Keep up with the latest Colorado small-business news at www.nfib.com/colorado or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_CO or on Facebook @NFIB.CO


NFIB is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit www.nfib.com/Colorado.

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