If you’re a small business owner, chances are this headline resonates. The author of this NYTimes article quantifies the sense that many of us have had about the stimuli under discussion: “only 0.05 percent of the House bill is dedicated to small-business lending programs, and the Senate version is only slightly better.”
Our (C-Suite Advisors) clients most certainly exemplify the engine small businesses are to the economy. They are hiring people, and spending to develop their business and be ready to take advantage of opportunities that are the other side of this recession. But are they getting the same kind of help as Wall Street, Detroit, and Washington? Not on your life. They are working smarter and staying hopeful to be sure.
Now may be the time to write your Congressional representatives!