NFIB Releases New “In Their Own Words” Video

Date: April 07, 2022

Ohio small business concerned about inflation, staffing, and COVID-19 economic recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 7, 2022) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, today released a new 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 businesses 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 Ronnie Berry, Chief People Officer for City Barbeque in Ohio. City Barbeque originally opened in Columbus in 1999 and now has 55 restaurants across eight states.

Berry explains how inflation has been a major concern for their business: “Over the last several months you’re seeing inflation, not just in wage, but in our cost of goods. The cost of proteins for us, which our business centers around smoking premium meats, and making them available for our guests who love City Barbeque. And we continue to do that but there is certainly a cost to us on our side and in some cases, you’re passing the cost on to the consumer where prices go up because you have to continue to run your business. So, inflation is a big concern, certainly for us. Both on how it’s affecting wage and how it’s affecting supply chains.”

Watch the new Small Business Survival: In Their Own Words video featuring Ronnie Berry 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: and here:

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