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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…

Support the Marketplace Fairness Act

The U.S. Senate will be voting on legislation that will level the playing field for ALL retailers. The bi-partisan Marketplace Fairness Act will treat all transactions – whether online or in the store – equally and put money into state treasuries to invest in essential projects like infrastructure. Tell your…

Tax havens unfair to small businesses

The Washington Post Published: April 22 The latest deficit-reduction plan offered by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson supports the interests of big business at the expense of the United States’ small businesses by calling for adoption of a territorial tax system. In two recent polls, small-business owners have soundly rejected…

New Poll of Small Business Owners

Reveals Strong Bipartisan Opposition to Corporate Tax Loopholes First Poll on Overseas Tax Haven Reforms Finds Rejection of “Territorial” Tax System April 9, 2013, Washington, D.C. – Small business owners oppose the current system for taxing U.S.-based multinational corporations, according to a new poll. The national scientific poll released today…

The corporate ‘predator state’

In the interest of full disclosure, I serve as the vice chair of the American Sustainable Business Council Action Fund. If you would like to read The Nation story by William Greider in which I am interviewed, click here. Appologies to all my “tree-hugger” friends. ——————————————————————————————————————— The Washington Post March…

Take Two Minutes to Speak up for Small Businesses Today

American Sustainable Business Council supporters –  The fiscal showdown over the Bush-era tax cuts continues in Congress… and defenders of extra cuts for the top-tiers of incomes continue using lip service to small business as their leading excuse for opposing the tax cuts for the middle class. That’s not right.…

Don’t tie the hands of Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Hill’s Congress Blog  By Frank Knapp, Jr. We have heard an ongoing cry from organizations claiming to represent all businesses that they oppose any government action on toxic chemicals in our products, warning of increased costs and job losses. Now, a new independent poll shows that when it comes…

Toxic Chemical Reform Good for Business – New Poll

91% of Small Businesses Want Chemical Industry Held Responsible for Safe Chemicals in Marketplace  http://asbcouncil.org/toxic-chemicals-poll Washington, DC – American small business owners want the chemical industry to be held responsible for toxic chemicals in the marketplace, according to a new poll commissioned by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC). Small…