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    Should the US government do more to help people become small business owners?

    One thing that I think conservatives should do, if they really want to promote the notion of self sufficiency, is to create, implement, and promote policies that are designed to help Americans who are attempting to start small businesses. Part of the problem for small business owners, even those that are established, is that credit has become more difficult to obtain. This in turn has the effect of depressing demand because there are less people with money than there would be if credit was more generous. Here's an interesting article:

    Why Small Business Lending Isn’t What It Used to Be

    I think the party that championed policies that made it easier for people who are starting a business to obtain the financing they need, as well as other assistance such as giving advice about the best suppliers of various products, and demographic analysis, would be a very attractive position for people to buy into.

    What do you think? Should the US government do more to help people become successful small business owners?

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    Re: Should the US government do more to help people become small business owners?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    One thing that I think conservatives should do, if they really want to promote the notion of self sufficiency, is to create, implement, and promote policies that are designed to help Americans who are attempting to start small businesses. Part of the problem for small business owners, even those that are established, is that credit has become more difficult to obtain. This in turn has the effect of depressing demand because there are less people with money than there would be if credit was more generous. Here's an interesting article:

    Why Small Business Lending Isn’t What It Used to Be

    I think the party that championed policies that made it easier for people who are starting a business to obtain the financing they need, as well as other assistance such as giving advice about the best suppliers of various products, and demographic analysis, would be a very attractive position for people to buy into.

    What do you think? Should the US government do more to help people become successful small business owners?
    Hell NO, Conservatives scream and bitch about how they want SMALLER GOVERNMENT so be it!!

    If you want to start a business your on your own!! kinda like school loans, don't the conservatives, and tea baggers, Libertarians tell everybody to stand on your own 2 feet, do for yourself, same applies here...

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    Re: Should the US government do more to help people become small business owners?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARTHUR 1976 View Post
    Hell NO, Conservatives scream and bitch about how they want SMALLER GOVERNMENT so be it!!

    If you want to start a business your on your own!! kinda like school loans, don't the conservatives, and tea baggers, Libertarians tell everybody to stand on your own 2 feet, do for yourself, same applies here...
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    Re: Should the US government do more to help people become small business owners?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    One thing that I think conservatives should do, if they really want to promote the notion of self sufficiency, is to create, implement, and promote policies that are designed to help Americans who are attempting to start small businesses. Part of the problem for small business owners, even those that are established, is that credit has become more difficult to obtain. This in turn has the effect of depressing demand because there are less people with money than there would be if credit was more generous. Here's an interesting article:

    Why Small Business Lending Isn’t What It Used to Be

    I think the party that championed policies that made it easier for people who are starting a business to obtain the financing they need, as well as other assistance such as giving advice about the best suppliers of various products, and demographic analysis, would be a very attractive position for people to buy into.

    What do you think? Should the US government do more to help people become successful small business owners?
    I dont think so

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    Re: Should the US government do more to help people become small business owners?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    One thing that I think conservatives should do, if they really want to promote the notion of self sufficiency, is to create, implement, and promote policies that are designed to help Americans who are attempting to start small businesses. Part of the problem for small business owners, even those that are established, is that credit has become more difficult to obtain. This in turn has the effect of depressing demand because there are less people with money than there would be if credit was more generous. Here's an interesting article:

    Why Small Business Lending Isn’t What It Used to Be

    I think the party that championed policies that made it easier for people who are starting a business to obtain the financing they need, as well as other assistance such as giving advice about the best suppliers of various products, and demographic analysis, would be a very attractive position for people to buy into.

    What do you think? Should the US government do more to help people become successful small business owners?
    The biggest problem is that government imposes too many taxes, and too many regulations, which make it too difficult to start or sustain a business.

    The very last thing any would-be business owners need is more “help” from the government. Government needs to get out of the way, and stop stifling existing businesses, as well as efforts to start new businesses.

    The way for government to “do more” to help business is for it to do less.
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    Re: Should the US government do more to help people become small business owners?

    Seems to me that the USA government is doing a bang-up job helping businesses become smaller.

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    Re: Should the US government do more to help people become small business owners?

    No, the government shouldn't.

    They already upped the guarantees on SBA loans, and banks/credit unions who are authorized SBA lenders did increase their focus in that direction. The problem is writing an SBA loan is one of the most if not THE most difficult loan for any FI to make for many reasons. It really didn't help anyone.

    The regulators have scrutinized collateralized loans at every bank/credit union to a degree that most of them can't and won't lend to businesses the way the once did. Overburdening through artificially elevating capital requirements as well as other massive regulatory burdens have had negative results on this country's business climate. Government intervention has hurt the small business market.

    They need to stay out of it. They don't help anything.

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    Re: Should the US government do more to help people become small business owners?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    The biggest problem is that government imposes too many taxes, and too many regulations, which make it too difficult to start or sustain a business.

    The very last thing any would-be business owners need is more “help” from the government. Government needs to get out of the way, and stop stifling existing businesses, as well as efforts to start new businesses.

    The way for government to “do more” to help business is for it to do less.
    Beat me to it. The government already offers a lot of help. What thwarts people more than anything else is over-regulation, making it harder to be and stay profitable. We need to dial back local, state, and federal regulations to a core necessity and leave people alone to spend time actually running their businesses.
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    Re: Should the US government do more to help people become small business owners?

    Helping small business would run contrary to the goals of both major parties, since both are far more concerned with helping those big businesses who fill their coffers during election time.

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    Re: Should the US government do more to help people become small business owners?

    Depends on what is being proposed that government do to help. I'd be in favor of unions helping more people be small business owners.

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