Dan Danner, President and CEO of the National Federation Of Independent Business (NFIB), is our guest today on our vlog. In this video he talks about various issues facing small businesses and how working with the NFIB help change the business landscape.
Major issues facing small business owners
One of the greatest concerns expressed by small business owners is the uncertainty with taxes, healthcare, and regulators. This makes it very hard for small business owners to calculate the return on their investment. We are seeing the slowest growth in small business in history because of this uncertainty. Most small business owners believe that this will only get worse in the next six months.
The impact of technology on small business
Technology has given the small business owner the ability to compete with a large business. There are businesses with three to five people who are selling world wide on the internet just like a large company.
A proactive business owner
The NFIB encourages small business owners to be proactive in the regulations that are being produced out of Washington D.C. We need more small business owners to write, call and email their political representatives in D.C. and let their voice be heard. Every voice matters as it doesn’t take too many to get a politicians’ attention. The NFIB holds these politicians accountable on their decisions and keeps small business owners informed on what they are doing.
Some politicians don’t believe free enterprise, initiative, and hard work is the answer. Instead, they believe that more government rather than more competition is the solution. That’s why small business owners need to communicate with their politicians.
Small business benefits of working with the NFIB
The NFIB’s mission is to help small businesses in any way they can grow, operate and run their business. They have legal and tax talent to work with business owners along with many other benefits. Business owners can visit the NFIB website here to find out more.
fi-Plan Partners is a proud member of the NFIB and Greg Powell serves on the NFIB Alabama State Board of Directors. We encourage every small business owner to join the NFIB as we believe it can have a tremendous impact on your business.
Greg Powell, CIMA
Greg Powell is President and CEO of fi-Plan Partners, an independent investment firm in Birmingham, AL, serving clients across the nation through financial planning, wealth management and business consulting. fi-Plan Partners creates strategies in the best interest of their clients using both fee based investing and transactional investing.
Donald A. “Dan” Danner was named president and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, in February, 2009. Danner is only the sixth president in the history of the organization. Read Dan Danner’s bio here.
Dan Danner is not affiliated with LPL Financial.