Sunday, January 31, 2010

Obama reaches out to small business

Not sure if this will morph into more hot air but I will give Barry O. the benefit of the doubt for the time being.

By Jennifer Heldt Powell

The small business community is thrilled that President Obama spent a good chunk of his State of the Union speech making proposals to help tinier companies thrive and grow

His words were a significant recognition of the crucial role small businesses will play in the ongoing economic recover. The actual proposals, however, have drawn mixed reviews. Some say anything is better than nothing, while others contend that the effect will be so minimal the money should be spent elsewhere.

The important thing is that something is done, said Ed Shapiro, a local business adviser.

“There are any number of ways that one could precede, but failing to try something isn’t going to work,” he said

Source: Boston Herald

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