I’m not suggesting that Barack Obama has been keeping an eye on our Green party policy, but his recent highlighting of the economic and social value of small business certainly rings some familiar bells!
Obama has just this week met with three small business owners in Seattle, Washington, and reflecting that “Small Businesses Are the Backbone of Our Economy and the Cornerstones of Our Communities”. He is trying to get Senate support for a bill that would increase the availability of credit for small businesses, and provide tax incentives for small business job creation.
Funnily enough this comes as I am in the middle of my ‘Smart Business’ listening tour of the country; I was in Waitakere Eco-City last week, Nelson tomorrow, and Dunedin on Thursday 2nd September.
It is great to see the American leadership actively supporting the small business sector, and we will be doing our best to encourage a similar level of awareness and political support for our small business sector.