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The Future of Small Business: Legislative Outlook

Karen Kerrigan: Quarterly Update: The Future of Small Business: Legislative OutlookKaren Kerrigan, CEO of the SBE Council, an advocacy and research organization dedicated to promoting small business, joins Anita Campbell for another quarterly in-depth discussion on the legislative outlook for small business.

SBD CouncilMany small business owners are wondering whether Congress and President Obama will move forward with policies that will help small businesses grow, create jobs and compete successfully in this challenging economic environment.  If you’ve asked yourself,Is Washington listening?”  Find out now as Karen sheds some light onto the matter.

Below are the questions we asked Karen

  • (2:22) First Karen, can you tell us a bit about yourself and the SBE Council?
  • (7:08) How active are the regulatory agencies when it comes to developing regulations that affect the small business sector?
  • (13:57) Seven thousand dollars per employee is the cost of regulation on small businesses.  Can you tell us, how was that figure arrived at?
  • (15:57)  If you had to pick the top 5 or 6 regulatory agencies that have the biggest impact on small businesses, what would they be?
  • (18:33) What does the new health care bill mean to small businesses?  Can you give us an overview of some of the key highlights of that bill and how it will affect small business owners?
  • (24:25) When does required information reporting go into effect?
  • (26:58)  If we’re being told one thing about costs and it turns out to be another, that doesn’t bode well for trust, does it?
  • (31:25) What are the things that small business owners should be looking at and paying close attention to?
  • (34:07) Karen, where can people find out more online?

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