Small Business Minnesota and it’s members support small business interests by promoting:
- Strong local economies that stimulate demand for small business products and services to create more jobs.
- Affordable Health care
- Affordable property taxes
- Availability of Business Financing
- Smart investments in education, health care, the environment and infrastructure.
- Fair taxes that strengthen the middle class.
- Efficient and effective government.
- Clean air and water
Small Business Minnesota educates and advocates for the real needs of our members -all small business owners with 100 or fewer employees- without influence or funding from large corporations. What does that really mean?
Other business groups, claiming to support small business, in practice support mainly big business interests. They apparently believe that an unfettered free market is inherently benevolent. They essentially promote economic Darwinism: no rules, every man for himself, may the best man win without regard to societal consequences.
Small Business Minnesota members — see our businesses and ourselves as inseparable from our communities. The jobs we provide, the services we offer, the money we spend, all benefit our community, our employees and ultimately our businesses. Certainly our hard work and talents have led us to success, but the entirely self made entrepreneur is largely a myth. America has a long and proud history of common investment in infrastructure that offers businesses, large and small, a springboard to prosperity. We receive inestimable value from educated workers, fine roads, small business loans, research universities that drive our technology, courts to enforce our contracts, a military, so we conduct our business in enduring peace -and much, much more.
The interdependency of our businesses, our employees and our communities is a thing in itself that, if nurtured, yields a more bountiful life for all stakeholders and a more sustainable and stable economy over time.
Small Business Minnesota’s positions on issues affecting small business will always reflect this interdependence -or to quote Benjamin Franklin,
“Do well, by doing good”.
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