How to Make a Difference for New York Small Businesses in 2017

Date: January 17, 2017

Be a Small Biz Day Sponsor. Join a Work Group. E-mail Your Lawmakers. Change NY's Business Climate.

Dear NFIB/New York member, 

 As the new year rolls around, many people make resolutions to make a difference. If that is one of your commitments in 2017, NFIB NY has lots of opportunities to help make a difference and improve the business climate of New York State. We know that small business owners are pressed for time. You’re busy operating your business, trying to comply with all of the state rules and regulations, keep employees happy and productive. That’s why we’ve made it simple for you to get involved. Consider the ways that you can help change the direction of business in this state and take a moment to complete our online form to check off your area of interest.

Join one of NFIB/NY’s New Committees: NFIB NY needs your input on two new committees being established this year. If you have an interest in sharing your thoughts and ideas about ways that NFIB can be a resource for young business owners and entrepreneurs, we have a place for you! Or if you have insight about labor/workers’ comp issues, find out more about our new work groups.

Attend Small Business Day on March 14: Consider joining business owners and advocates for Small Business Day at the Capitol in Albany or help sponsor the day. Your involvement helps lawmakers understand the impact that their decisions have on Main Street businesses.

Stay up to Date on Legislative News: Continue to check your email for bi-weekly e-newsletters with important information about pending laws and regulations and upcoming NFIB events.

NFIB also depends on members to respond to Activism Alert emails by contacting their lawmakers when there is a critical vote that will impact small business.

Attend In-District Meetings with Lawmakers: NFIB NY will arrange meetings for small business owners to meet with their state Senators and Assembly Members in their area. Consider making your voice heard by meeting with your representative in a one- on- one or small group meeting.

Provide a “Virtual Business Tour”: Help us promote your company and your employees! Send NFIB a short video about your company and tell us why you joined NFIB. Is it because you know that there’s always someone advocating on behalf of business? Is it to learn about the latest trends in business and the economy? Is it to use the resources available to members, like the Small Employer Handbook, or discounts on small business services?

Contact Us: NFIB relies on its members to tell us about the changes that are necessary for them to grow their business. If you have suggestions for regulatory reform or ways to improve the functions of state government, we want to hear from you!

Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or 518-434-1262.

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