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A Day In The Life

Exploring the ups and downs of life as a small-business lobbyist

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This story appears in the July 1997 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Politicians are far from the only folks doing business on Capitol Hill. Behind the scenes, scores of lobbyists labor to protect and promote the interests of the disparate groups they represent. We wondered what it would be like to walk a day in the shoes of one such lobbyist--one who works on behalf of small business, naturally--so we turned to James Morrison, an independently contracted senior policy advisor with The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE). What follows is a journey through Morrison's experiences on the day of April 23, 1997.

7:30 a.m. Morrison's day begins at his homebased office with a computer printout of small-business-related information pulled from an online clipping service.

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