What Small Biz Stands to Gain With Brown in Town

Scott Brown’s victory over Martha Coakley for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat gives the power of the filibuster back to Republicans. While Democrats still hold the majority of seats, they no longer claim the supermajority. That means that voices on both sides of the aisle will now be heard.

Many consider Coakley’s defeat to be a referendum on a health care plan that polls show a majority of Americans no longer favor. Many small business owners I’ve heard from agree with that sentiment and welcome the possibility of starting over with a new bill that actually achieves cost reduction and eliminates mandates.

Brown’s arrival in DC has broader implications than the health care bill though. His victory will likely have an impact on the entire labor and employment law agenda of the Obama administration. Among the legislation that could also be in trouble are the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), immigration overhaul, and tax proposals.

We’ll keep you updated on any changes to legislation affecting your business through the Legislative Update section of www.iThinkBigger.com. Here’s hoping that Brown’s victory ensures some level of bipartisan support that small business owners and all Americans will benefit from.

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About Smart Companies Thinking Bigger®

Kelly Scanlon is the owner and publisher of Thinking Bigger Business Media. She recently finished a term on the national board of directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and was the national chair from 2010-2011. An advocate for small business owners, Kelly sits on numerous boards and committees to advocate on behalf of small business owners. She has won several awards for her advocacy. Among them are the 2011 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award on behalf of Kansas City area small business owners, the U.S. Small Business Administration's Region VII Women's Business Champion of the Year in 2009, and the Women in Business Advocate of the Year from the State of Kansas in 2006. In 2002, she won the SBA's Region VII Small Business Journalist of the Year Award (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas). Whatever your business stage—aspiring, startup, established, mature—Thinking Bigger Business Media has the resources you need to grow to the next level. We are a resource organization dedicated to providing the strategic, "how-to" information small business owners need to become more productive and more profitable. We also provide information that helps owners connect with resources within the business community that can help them grow. We deliver that information through a variety of media products and other channels easily accessible to business owners.
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