American Sustainable Business Council

Debunking the “job-killing regulations” myth

Job-killing regulations.  How many times have we heard this rhetoric from big businesses opposing new regulations while pretending that they are concerned about small businesses?  Yet polls of small business owners find that most understand the need for regulations.   I outlined the results of one of these recent polls in…

S.C. businesses have new financing option

For more information about this story, contact Frank Knapp at sbchamber@scsbc.org or 803-252-5733.   GSA BusinessJuly 31, 2013 The S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce has joined a Mission Markets online crowd-funding portal that gives businesses access to financing and donation-based investment resources. Chamber President Frank Knapp said the portal…

Climate Change Preparedness and the Small Business Sector

American Sustainable Business Council Small Business Majority July 25, 2013 U.S. small businesses – widely recognized as the backbone of the U.S. economy – are particularly at risk from extreme weather and climate change and must take steps to adapt, according to a new report from Small Business Majority (SBM)…

Blue Tape Marks Climate Change Risks for Coastal Businesses

Bloomberg Businessweek July 25, 2013 By John Tozzi Sandy Bridges, the owner of Palmetto Hammock in Charleston’s historic market district, is accustomed to flooding in her gift shop, so she keeps the floor clear of the hammocks, clothing, and tourist knick-knacks she sells. The 150-year-old building she occupies is two blocks…

Small business owners support Obama’s clean energy and environmental policies, poll shows

The Washington PostJune 27, 2013 By J.D. Harrison Most small business owners support some of the climate control and clean energy plans outlined this week by the Obama administration, according to a poll released Thursday. More than three-fourths (79 percent) of small employers think the the government should set a…

New Poll of Small Business Owners

Reveals Strong Bipartisan Support for Clean, Safe Energy, Including Measures in Obama’s Climate Plans Large Majorities in Both Parties Want Increased Limits on Carbon Emissions, Energy Efficiency, Disclosure of Chemicals Used in Fracking and More To view the full survey results, visit: http://bit.ly/ASBCEnergyEnvironmentPollReport June 27, 2013, Washington, D.C. – A…

The G8 nations and small businesses have something in common

The split in business opinion (see story below) on whether the economic world powers represented at the G8 summit should crack down on offshore tax havens that deprive nations of corporate tax revenue is easily understood.  Organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents multinational corporations, want to protect…

Sign the Climate Change Declaration Today

Sign the Climate Change Declaration today  http://asbcouncil.org/campaigns/sign-climate-change-declaration-today UnConflicted is the small business advocacy blog of Frank Knapp, Jr., President & CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce. Visit our website to join, subscribe to our newsletter, or follow the issues affecting small businesses in SC: http://www.scsbc.org

Business Leaders Support Safe Chemicals Efforts by Senators Lautenberg and Vitter

Economic Growth in Tandem with Health and Environmental Protections WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 — Today, Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and David Vitter (R-LA) announced a bipartisan compromise bill, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act. The following statement is from David Levine, Cofounder and CEO…