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What Should Congress Do to Help Your Small Business?

A look at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's legislative agenda for 2011.
Posted by Carol Tice | May 27, 2011
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219715

What Should Congress Do to Help Your Small Business?Some entrepreneurs feel the best thing Congress can do is stay out of their business. Others would like to see whole federal agencies dismantled, starting with the IRS and proceeding on from there.

With the new Republican House of Representatives, some business owners are hopeful there's a better chance of seeing their desired agenda become law. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Campaign for Free Enterprise recently issued a 10-point legislative to-do list for 2011.

What's on the priority list? Here are a few highlights:


How can you get involved? The Chamber created a new Center for Entrepreneurship in February to assist business owners looking to cut bureaucratic red tape, so you might check in there.

You can also call or email your legislators and let them know your views. Some entrepreneurs find state and local laws more of a burden, so you might want to call your statehouse, too.

What Congressional moves do you think would most help entrepreneurs? Leave a comment and tell us your priorities.