regulations

South Carolina is one of the best places to set up and run a small business

Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations rated extremely business-friendly by local small entrepreneurs South Carolina female business owners more optimistic about their financial future than their male counterparts. South Carolina small business owners give lowest ratings to state and local governments’ training and networking programs. Columbia, SC- May 9, 2012—South Carolina…

Two small business polls you should read

What do the small business owners in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Michigan, Nevada and Colorado have in common with those across the country?  On political demographics and opinions on some important issues apparently a lot. Earlier this year a national survey of small business owners commissioned by the American Sustainable Business…

Look who wants more regulations

There are approximately 12,600 registered lobbyists in Washington (including one of the newest– Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia’s son Eugene).  Spending on lobbying activities last year was about $3.3 billion according to the Center for Responsive Politics.  Much of all this lobbying power has recently been aimed at convincing our…

Small business poll

On regulations, taxes and money in politics…”We’re not like them“ Columbia, SC—A national poll shows the opinions of small business owners differ dramatically from the advocacy of big businesses and multinational corporations.  The results of the national scientific poll were released over the past four weeks by the American Sustainable…

Consumer Corner: Lack of demand, not regulations, holding businesses back

Published February 5, 2012 By MARCELLA S. KREITER | United Press International We’ve all heard the arguments: Regulations are strangling U.S.businesses. It’s been a staple in the Republican playbook for years. Buta funny thing happened last week. The American Sustainable Business Council, the Main Street Alliance and the Small Business Majority…

Small business polls reject anti-regulation rhetoric

The Hill’s Congress BlogFebruary 1, 2012 By Frank Knapp, Jr. With Congress back in session, the Senate will have several bills to consider that seek to make it nearly impossible for federal agencies to implement regulations. The REINS Act, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act and the Regulatory Accountability Act have…

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…

Gallup misleading Congress and public

Tomorrow the U.S. House Committee on Small Business holds a hearing featuring the results of a Gallup poll conducted in October last year.  The title of the hearing is The Path to Job Creation but the better title might be The Path to Deceiving Congress.    The issue is the…

Lack of demand is the problem not regulations

PoliticoLetter to the EditorNovember 9, 2011 Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln, in her Opinion piece “Why Small Businesses Matter” (POLITICO, Nov. 1), insists that too much regulation is “the roadblock that many small businesses cite as their greatest impediment to growth.” But Lincoln, who is now the chairwoman of an anti-regulation…