Friday, November 28, 2008

Small Business for Obama

“Ninety-eight percent of all American companies have fewer than 100 employees. Over half of all Americans work for a small business. Small businesses are the backbone of our nation's economy and we must protect this great resource…..Helping American small business is part of our movement for change and the end of politics as usual.”

— Barack Obama
February 2008

Welcome to Small Business for Obama

Small businesses have long been the engine of our country's economic growth. Yet, for the past eight years, our needs have been neglected and ignored, despite the fact that small businesses comprise over 25 million enterprises and over 99% of employers in the country. We are a diverse group, representing everything from start-up ventures to family establishments and from small Midwestern farms to minority-owned metropolitan businesses. Regardless of region or industry, our needs are largely the same: we struggle with the rising cost of providing healthcare to our employees; with finding affordable access to capital; and dealing with the Bush Administration’s current policy framework that stifles innovation and inhibits our entrepreneurial drive.

We are members of the small business community who refuse to accept the status quo. Energized and inspired by Senator Obama's vision for our businesses and for our America, we pledge to unite our families, colleagues, and our local small business communities behind his bid for the presidency. We intend to add to the collective nationwide movement for change by acting as leaders in our respective small business communities.

Join us now in the movement to reinvent the way our country does business and to bring back the American dream.

Take Action

• Reach out to Voters in your Community

• Find Your Early Vote or Polling Location

• Write a Letter to the Editor

• Join the Small Business for Obama Group

Resources

• Read Barack Obama's Plan for Small Business

• Small Business Rescue Plan

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