It is no secret that New York is notorious for being one of the highest taxed and least business friendly states in the nation. Further adding to its reputation for being a less than desirable location to work and live, the state also was rated as the most “unfree” state in the nation based on dozens of policies from regulatory issues to personal freedoms. New York State’s motto is “Excelsior” meaning onward and upward, and it’s time that legislators responsible for creating public policy start leading us in that direction.
There’s no shortage of statistical data to showing troubling economic times for small business in New York. But legislators respond to real stories not just studies. NFIB/NY needs you to share your experiences dealing with red tape, redundant paperwork and regulations that are not only burdensome but also just don’t make sense. Real stories from NFIB members will help show legislators the challenges business owners face in New York on a daily basis.
NFIB/NY is collecting these narratives to share with legislators as examples of changes business owners need to succeed in our state. Leave a detailed comment below to tell NFIB/NY about a specific example of a law or regulation, tax form, permitting requirement or other state process that you think should be improved or eliminated. Please be specific and include reasons why it should be changed.
If you are not comfortable leaving a comment below, please reach out to your NFIB/NY team. All the needed contact info can be found at: http://www.nfib.com/new-york