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Make 2014 the Year of Small Business

Frank Islam | Posted 02.03.2014 | Small Business
Frank Islam

By all accounts, Small Business Saturday was a smashing success. Now, in order to kick the American economy into over drive, it's time to convert it from an annual event to a year-long one. That is why 2014 will be The Year of Small Business

Paul Blumenthal

Small-Business Lobby Linked To Billionaire Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Federation of Independent Business received a $500,000 contribution from a group funded by the daisy chain of conservative ...

New Study Bolsters Case For Small Business Tax Relief

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 08.08.2013 | Small Business

The businesses that sponsor your local little league team and pour your morning coffee may end up paying higher tax rates than some of America’s lar...

No Economic Recovery Without Small Business Recovery

Lynda Bekore | Posted 08.17.2013 | Small Business
Lynda Bekore

To share in the wealth, we all have to share in the responsibility of speaking out when government help turns into government obstacles. We have to make sure our elected representatives know why we object and what results we expect, because small business growth is good for everyone.

Good News For Small Businesses

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - U.S. small business optimism rose to a one year-high in May, a hopeful sign for an economy that has ...

As If the Citizens United Decision Wasn't Bad Enough

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The mainstream media seems to willfully ignore what corporations and other moneyed interests do to get what they want in Washington. As a result of this lack of media interest, Americans remain in the dark.

Guess Who Funded This Small Business Group's Anti-Obamacare Message

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.15.2013 | Small Business

The insurance industry helped one of the nation's leading small business groups to push its anti-Obamacare message with a hefty financial donation, th...

SBA Resorts to Propaganda and Pixie Dust

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Small businesses continue to struggle and have been the hardest hit by the economic conditions of the last several years. Promoting propaganda and sprinkling pixie dust won't change a thing. Shame on the SBA.

Chamber of Commerce Was Wrong About Family and Medical Leave Law

Donald Cohen | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Paid family leave also wouldn't make us a nation of takers, but rather a nation of makers - of family, of community, of health and ultimately of prosperity.

Trump Points Fingers As Job Cuts Loom

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 12.13.2012 | Small Business

Main Street is battling a mean post-election hangover. A recent survey by Wells Fargo and Gallup found that one in five small business owners expec...

Bad News For Small Business Owners

Reuters | Lucia Mutikani | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment tumbled to its lowest level in more than 2-1/2 years in November as owners grew very pessimistic ...

New Scheme to Subvert Obamacare Would Hike Premiums for Many Consumers and Businesses

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

It's complicated -- so complicated that unless you are a reader of obscure insurance industry newsletters, you've probably never heard about this, even though it has the potential to cause the collapse of the exchanges and completely circumvent the intent of Congress.

The Usual Suspects Who Will Benefit From Gutting Obamacare Now Want You to Worry About 'Disruption'

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Disruption. Get ready to hear that word many times in the coming weeks, especially if you hang out inside the Washington beltway.

Business Owners Were Cautious Before Election

AP | Posted 11.13.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK — Small business owners remained cautious in October as they awaited the outcome of the presidential election, according to a survey releas...

Protesters Expose the National Federation of Independent Business' Bus Tour in Orlando

Ellen Bravo | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

When the National Federation of Independent Business rolled into Orlando, they ran into some unexpected company: a crowd of 70 local business owners, community leaders and Orlando voters who rejected the group's claims to be a legitimate representative of small business.

Ryan Grim

Romney And Business Allies Finish With A Strong Argument: Vote With Us, Or You're Fired

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Mitt Romney campaign and its business allies are driving home a final message unlike one we've seen in past presidential campaigns: ...

Time for the NFIB to Change Its Name

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
J. Kelly Conklin

Here's a suggestion for the National Federation of Independent Business, the group that led the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act and has now spent over $1 million in the 2012 elections, every dollar of it either supporting Republicans or attacking Democrats.

Mollie Reilly

Conservative Group To Instruct Business Owners On Telling Workers How To Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

The National Federation of Independent Business will hold a training session for business owners next week instructing how to talk to employees about...

Romney: Business Owners Should Tell Employees How To Vote

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

In a June conference call hosted by the conservative-leaning National Federation of Independent Businesses, Mitt Romney encouraged business owners to ...

Sarah Bufkin

'Legitimate Rape' Rep. Todd Akin Endorsed By Business Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

The right-leaning National Federation of Independent Business endorsed Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) Monday in his Senate race against incumbent Sen. Claire ...

Optimism Sours Among Small Business Owners

AP | Posted 12.09.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK — Small business owners may be pessimistic about the economy and their own companies right now, but they're getting optimistic about th...

Dan Froomkin

NFIB Exposed: 'Voice Of Small Business' Is A Front, Group Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The same group that exposed the previously little-known American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as a dominant force advancing corpo...

Ex-Dem Senator Defends Work For GOP-Aligned Group

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Federation of Independent Business is endorsing Republicans over Democrats by a better than 10-1 margin in congressional ra...

Deregulation For Businesses and the Election

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business are working to...

Good News On Main Street

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment rose in August for the first time in four months as more owners anticipated better bus...