John Arensmeyer

OPINION POLL: SMALL BUSINESSES SAY WEAK CUSTOMER DEMAND, NOT REGULATIONS, THEIR PROBLEM

National poll finds 78 percent of small businesses say regulations needed to protect small businesses from unfair competition, level playing field with big business; 86 percent see regulations as necessary part of a modern economy Washington, DC – Small business owners say their main concern is weak customer demand, not…

Time for the power sector to get to work

The Hill’s Congress Blog December 22, 2011 By John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority, and Mindy Lubber, Ceres    The word on the street is the recession is behind us, but times are still tough. The economy is stagnant and businesses of all sizes are still trying to weather the economic storm…

Pass this jobs bill

Finally, a jobs plan that actually helps the largest jobs-producing sector to create jobs—small business. Advocates for small business were thrilled to hear President Obama speak these words last night. Everyone here knows that small businesses are where most new jobs begin….So for everyone who speaks so passionately about making…

Common Ground???

In his recent “60 Minutes” interview, incoming House Speaker John Boehner stated that he will refuse to “compromise” on his principles but is willing to find “common ground” on issues. So according to Speaker –in-waiting Boehner the $858 tax-cut package the Senate will pass shortly is “common ground” between Congressional Republicans,…