December 14, 1998
National Small Business United
More than three-fourths of small business owners think the current tax
system should be scrapped in favor of a national sales tax (39%)
or flat tax (38%). That's one of the facts you'll learn at the Web
site of National Small Business United, which calls itself an advocate
for small businesses.
NSBU recently completed a survey in conjunction with Arthur Andersen's
Enterprise Group, and the summary is on the site, along
with information issues facing small businesses
today. Another tidbit from the survey: If you use a credit card to help
finance your store, you're not alone almost half of the survey's
respondents said they do exactly that.
A non-partisan advocacy group, NSBU claims 65,000 U.S. members through
its chapters and affiliate organizations. It keeps
small business owners in touch with legislative and regulatory issues
that affect them and seeks to enlist the small business community
to take action on those issues.
The site includes a list of press releases and a "Small Biz Stats" section
with the complete results of last year's survey.
The Hot Issues section highlights NSBU's efforts in fighting for tax
cuts for small businesses and explains the organization's stand on the
minimum wage and certain EPA decisions. Advocacy Tools offers tips on contacting your member of Congress and links to other advocacy
sources and business-related sites.
- by Jack Heeger