Small Business Day 2012!
On Wednesday, April 18th, small business owners from across New York will be in Albany to let their voices be heard. While the last 18 months have seen both dramatic and incremental changes in policy for New York’s small business owners, urgency is needed to keep the pressure on. If you are interested in attending, please click this link to register today!
Governor’s Small Business Outreach Initiative
Recently, Governor Cuomo announced a new initiative as an outreach measure to New York’s small businesses. Armed with the charge to put small business owners in the room with representatives of state agencies, this outreach program will travel the state throughout the spring and summer months.
A Few Headlines
Talk is beginning to emerge on the possibility of a legislative pay raise.
The notorious “Scaffold Law” hit the media waves today both here and here. Reforming this mandate is a big part of NFIB/NY’s legislative agenda for the remainder of the 2012 session. For more information, visit http://www.scaffoldlaw.org.
I also offered some comments yesterday regarding the apparent lack of focus on domestic energy needs of small business in Washington D.C. As energy costs rise, especially gasoline, and small business owners continue to face stagnant sales, New York and the nation’s energy issues need to be addressed.
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