Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cutting Through Regulatory Nonsense – Legal Center Fights Senseless City Ordinance in in California Court

Red-tape is simply maddening. If you run a business, you know what this means. It seems like government bureaucrats insist on regulating anything and everything—if it moves, they regulate it. But, the NFIB Legal Center and NFIB work hard to … Continue reading

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FEMA Announces Federal Aid Available For New York

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New York and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected … Continue reading

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One Week…

With the terrible destruction that Hurricane Sandy unleashed on the east coast, my thoughts are with those that are suffering unspeakable devastation this morning. You have been inundated with television commercials, radio ads and newspaper stories.  NFIB has been front … Continue reading

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Jobs Aplenty…for Federal Workers

And if you missed the rhetoric about job growth, it had nothing to do with the small-business sector gaining employees. No, their idea of job creation is to surge the already massive ranks of federal workers. Case in point: Obamacare … Continue reading

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Yes, You Built It. Now Vote to Make Sure You Keep It

I hope you watched the presidential debates. They have been interesting and entertaining. But sometimes they were downright frightening for small-business owners. Like when President Obama admitted that if re-elected, he will accelerate his policies that take your earnings and … Continue reading

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Shale Development Key to Rejuvinating the Upstate Economy

To the Governor’s credit and, really, most lawmakers, Albany has been taking a closer look at numerous economic issues that have been plaguing our economy…particularly upstate. But it has been a long and arduous road that Albany has taken to … Continue reading

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Wanted: Leadership that Makes a Difference for Small Business

Most of us were taught, as children, that “If something looks too good to be true, it probably is.” Those who own and run their own businesses are particularly mindful of this age-old truth. Which is why many small-business owners … Continue reading

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NY Small Business Calls Tax Report Embarassing, Calls for Change

Albany (October 9, 2012) – A new report by the non-profit Tax Foundation ranks New York again dead last among all states for its business climate.  That, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), is an embarrassing distinction … Continue reading

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Another Business Index, Another Last Place Finish for New York!

Further accentuating the fact that I have been pretty steadfast in my position that New York is not quite open for business, the Tax Foundation has released their 2013 Business Tax Climate Index, and New York ranks 50th.  50th! Consider … Continue reading

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The Leaves May Change, But Serious Policy Issues Have Not

Lost in the haze of campaign ads, debates and robo-calls, it is easy to forget that the most significant issues facing small business in New York are anything but dormant. Consider that we are still waiting for resolution to the … Continue reading

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