Small companies use Texas' tactics to combat healthcare bill impact
Online PR News – 17-May-2010 – – A 2009 study by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, estimates there are 29.6 million small businesses in the U.S. who employ over half of our country’s private sector workforce and generate the majority of all innovations that come from U.S. companies. A healthcare bill that compromises the revenue generating and hiring capabilities of these firms can impact all Americans.
Recently, Texas Senator Cornyn initiated a statewide survey to determine the short and long-term impact of the bill on small businesses. He revealed some of the concerns of his constituents in a recent video interview while juggling his voting schedule in D.C.
Now that company leaders have begun to understand the direct impact of the healthcare bill on their bottom line, their feedback to the Senator is grave concern. This is evident in the stories shared on an interactive map that 'hangs' on the Senator’s website at: http://cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=HealthCaresImpactForTexas.
Senator Cornyn advises business owners to apply three strategies to combat the impact of the bill on their bottom line.
First, get acquainted with the legislative leaders representing their state. If they are supporting the real needs of businesses, email them with support and ideas, and make sure they get your vote.
Noted one Texas CEO, “If your leaders don’t vote to support small business, vote their scrawny butt out of office and replace them with a leader that has the spine to stand up for their constituents, their country, God and their economic well being.”
Second, become more aware of how the bill will impact your business. Many representatives and senators are supplying educational tools like those posted by Senator Corny at http://cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=SmallBusinessImplications.
Third, innovate. A CEO from Nevada (a state decimated by the recession) had the foresight to see the troubled times his industry (construction) was about to experience. He partnered with another entrepreneur to open a firm in the high growth energy drink business.
U.S. entrepreneurs carry a behemoth-like load. Their load equates to the greatest employment source and the number one innovation resource for the entire country. It might behoove the 154.1 million members of the U.S. labor force to evaluate the consequences of electing leaders that fail to see the blunt force trauma of their actions on America’s small businesses.