Monthly Archives: August 2012

Help Shape Our Nation – Engage with NFIB’s Social Media!

As the Republican National Convention began in earnest today, and a theme of small business and celebration of America’s entrepreneurial spirit prevalent in today’s proceedings, I thought it would be a perfect moment to highlight some of the many ways … Continue reading

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NFIB Files Supreme Court Brief in Antitrust Case

From the folks in the Washington D.C. NFIB office… Washington, D.C., August 27, 2012 – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center today filed an amicus brief in Federal Trade Commission v. Phoebe Putney Health System, … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – August 28th

With the thoughts of many on those that live on the Gulf Coast and many political observers watching the RNC in Tampa, news specific to the world of small business has been slow the last few days.  But..if you are … Continue reading

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Disappointment in Cuomo and other News of the Day

Yesterday I issued comments on the rumor that Governor Cuomo was “punting” on the difficult conversation on the Triborough Amendment.  While the truth of his comments have yet to flushed out, I find it very disappointing on many levels.  First, … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Troubled by Rumor that Cuomo will Sit Out Fight over Mandate Relief

Albany (August 23, 2012) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today said that Governor Cuomo should set the record straight on whether he favors repealing a law that lets public unions keep their current contracts long after they … Continue reading

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An Uber small business success under assault by D.C. regulators!

Success does not usually go unnoticed. If you provide a superior product, or service you want people to take note. Indeed, the free market is driven by the competitive entrepreneurial spirit of hardworking innovative individuals and small business owners are … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – August 22nd

As summer starts to dwindle…it means it is legislative scorecard time!  NFIB/NY’s scorecard will be released within the next couple of days, but in the meantime, the Business Council and Unshackle Upstate have both released their respective scorecards within the … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – August 20th!

No shortage of news as we begin the week… Congresswoman Nan Hayworth and NFIB hosted a joint roundtable discussion on small business.  It was a terrific conversation and well-received event. The Thruway Authority held their three public hearings on the … Continue reading

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The Big Convention Reveal: Who Really Cares About Small Business?

Small-business owners have a reputation for determination, intense focus and attention to detail. These skills will come in handy when you tune into the upcoming presidential conventions to learn which political party cares more about you and your business. Like … Continue reading

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NFIB Joins Unshackle Upstate in Calling for Audit of Thruway Authority

Albany (August 15, 2012) – Mike Durant, State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), today issued the following reaction to New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s recent analysis of the fiscal condition of the State Thruway Authority:  “Today’s … Continue reading

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