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After the conventions: What is next for Small Business?

By Carolyn A. Winston and Addison Sims, Hosts of Let’s Talk Biz

Now, that the Republican and the Democratic National Conventions are over what is next for small businesses and nonprofits; a skilled workforce, a politician or a statesman?  Like many of you we listened to speakers, and we had an opportunity to attend the Huffington Post’s event, What Is Working which focused on job solutions.  The speakers were dynamic.  Will.i.am was the most impressive.  He has invested, millions, into Dean Kamen’s First (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and turned it into a back-to-school TV special with the hope of presenting kids excelling in science, technology, engineering and math as cool.  Many intellectually gifted children live in unfavorable conditions that could lead to failure. They can become tomorrow’s small business workforce with the proper education and training.  There are millions of jobs available for individuals skilled in science and technology.  To fill these positions it will require education, training, and retraining. 

Do Small Business and Nonprofit Trade Associations Have Value?

By Carolyn Winston and Addison Sims, Hosts of Let’s Talk Biz

Most people look at trade associations as a great networking tool, but value of trade association exceeds networking.  Small businesses and nonprofits that invest in trade associations can optimize their resources and get a jump on the competition.  This week, Let’s Talk Biz, talked with Molly Brogan, Vice President of Public Affairs for the National Small Business Association (NSBA).   The NSBA is a staunchly nonpartisan organization that reaches more than 150,000 small businesses across the country and is the nation’s first advocacy organization. It will celebrate 75 years of advocacy on behalf of the America’s entrepreneurs.

Congressman Hastings Talks With Let’s Talk Biz About H.R. 9 and Employment Regulation

By Carolyn Winston and Addison Sims, Hosts of Let’s Talk Biz

This month Let’s Talk Biz focuses on politics and how the political process impacts small business and non-profits.  Since small and new businesses over the last two decades have been responsible for creating 2 out of every 3 net new jobs, and today the country’s 28 million small firms employ 60 million Americans, half of the private sector workforce; Let’s Talk Biz set out to find out what changes have been made to stream line or eliminate ineffective, overly burdensome, and outdated rules.   We learned more about H.R. 9 – Small Business Tax Act and The Bipartisan Amendment to Defund Harmful Employment Regulations. 

Let’s Talk Biz Talks Small Business and Job Creation with Elected Officials: This Week Congressman John Mica

By Carolyn Winston and Addison Sims, Hosts

Let’s Talk Biz’s hosts, Carolyn A. Winston and Addison Sims this month, August, began a series of bipartisan talks with elected officials to explore what they are doing to support small business and job creation.  This week’s Let’s Talk Biz’s special guest was Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congressman John Mica of Florida.

Tune in to Let’s Talk Biz Friday Morning, August 17th, As We Talk Biz With Our Special Guest Congressman John Mica

John Mica

Tune in to Let’s Talk Biz on The Daily Buzz and Life Love Shopping, Friday morning August 17th, as we talk with Congressman John Mica. We’ll be talking about the new bipartisan transportation bill and the impact it will have on small businesses, contracts for small businesses, new businesses, young entrepreneurs, and job creation nationally and in local communities. Check your local television listings for the time and channel networks or see air times below.

Toshiba to Provide Technology Makeovers to Small Business With “The Big Reboot” Campaign