This week’s Small Businesses In the News, includes the following stories:
Coalition member becomes national voice of regulatory uncertainty
CBS 7 WSPA Greenville, 8/6/12
As the July unemployment rate remains above 8 percent, small business owners struggle to stay open and hire new employees. Small Businesses for Sensible Regulations member, Michael Gorman employed 44 people before the recession and now his business is down to himself and one other part-time employee. The tidal wave of potential new regulations could hit small businesses like Michael’s over the next four years, making it impossible for him or others to start hiring again.
Florida takes center stage in NFIB’s nine-state effort to stop ‘regulatory tidal wave’
Saint Peters Blog, 8/2/12, by Peter Schorsch
In a recent article on NFIB’s “Stop the Regulatory Tidal Wave,” NFIB Florida Director Bill Herrle noted: “We must address the damage this administration is doing if we are to create jobs and growth. With Florida’s unemployment around 8.6%, our economy doesn’t need more costly new federal regulations that will further stall economic recovery. Washington needs to do a better job enforcing regulations that are already on the books.”
Tidal Wave of Regulations Will Hold Back North Carolina Business Owners
Charlotte Observer, 8/2/12, by Austin Baird
Enough regulations.That’s the message the National Federation of Independent Business hopes to send with a recently-launched campaign that will hit North Carolina and eight other states. Gregg Thompson, NFIB North Carolina director, said there is an impending “tidal wave” of some 4,100 new regulations that will affect small businesses around the state and country.