As a small business owner, the result of the election will have an impact on both your personal life and your company. And while the presidential and congressional races are getting the most attention, state and local races are likely to have just as big an impact on your business. So, it’s important that you vote for the candidates that can best help your small business achieve its goals.
If you’ve voted already, mission accomplished. If you’ve already firmly made up your mind but haven’t voted, vote on Tuesday. If you’re still undecided, it’s time to make the call.
Voting is personal, and there are certainly more issues to consider than just your small business interests. But if one of your key issues is small business, take a look at these resources to help you make your decision. We chose ostensibly non-partisan information sources.
- National Small Business Association (NSAB) 2012 Election Guide: This guide provides three extensive checklists of NSAB positions on issues, legislative votes, and current bills. It is designed to enable votes to check their candidates’ positions against the NSAB recommended positions. This guide also will help you track small business related legislation throughout the year.
- The Washington Post Complete Small Business Guide to the Presidential Election: This in-depth article, also available as a condensed slide show, provides a breakdown of the two main presidential candidate’s views on taxes, health care, regulations, immigration, government contracting, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and exports.
- Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Small Business Issues: From the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), this review provides a side-by-side comparison of where the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates stand on healthcare reform, taxes, the balanced budget amendment, small business expensing, and labor.
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