Small Business Minnesota supports 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 small business. What does that really mean?
Other business groups, claiming to support small business, in practice support mainly large 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, representing business owners with 100 or fewer employees, advocates for the needs our members tell us they concern them the most: those outlined above.
Moreover, we 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 investment in common 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 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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