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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Biz set out to find out what changes have been made to stream line or eliminate ineffective, overly burdensome, and outdated rules.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 Examines Strategic Partnerships the Impact on Job Creation and the Political and Economic Impact

On Friday, August 10th, 2012,  Let’s Talk Biz’s hosts  Carolyn A. Winston and Addison Sims,  talk with Daniel Koh, Chief of Staff to Arianna Huffington at the Huffington Post and  Lance Gould, Executive Education Editor about their new national initiative, Opportunity: What Is Working – A Bipartisan Search for Solutions to the Jobs Crisis.

The JOBS Act: Encouraging Startups, Supporting Small Businesses

Posted by Steven VanRoekel on April 05, 2012 at 04:12 PM EDT

President Barack Obama signs the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act

President Barack Obama signs the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which includes key initiatives the President proposed last fall to help small businesses and startups grow and create jobs, in the Rose Garden of the White House, April 5, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Earlier this week, I was back in my home state of Iowa talking with tech entrepreneurs about the Administration’s progress leveraging technology to innovate with less, improve transparency and efficiency, and better serve the American people. As fellow tech junkies, we spent plenty of time talking about Government’s role in open data, application programming interfaces to Federal systems and more. But we also had a chance to talk more broadly about the vital role start-ups and small businesses play in strengthening our economy, creating jobs, and nurturing innovation.