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New Poll to Show Small Business Owners View Weak Consumer Demand, Not Regulation, As Biggest Problem

Business Leaders to Release Poll Contradicting Anti-Regulation Rhetoric Ahead of House Small Business Committee Hearing

On February 1 at 11 AM EST, results from a national opinion poll of small business owners will show that, in contrast to anti-regulation rhetoric to be heard at the House Committee on Small Business hearing Wednesday, small business owners across the country do not cite regulations as a big concern and instead, view them as important to their business and a modern economy. The poll, which will be released by the American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and Small Business Majority, will also outline financial, food safety, energy and other policies small business owners support.

The American Sustainable Business Council is a network of business organizations representing over 100,000 companies and 200,000 business leaders. ASBC advocates for public policies that meet the realities of the 21st century global economy including strategic investments in workforce and infrastructure; standards and safeguards that promote innovation, prevent abuse and protect critical resources; and a new sustainable economic model that fosters a growing, economically-secure middle class. www.asbcouncil.org

The Main Street Alliance is a national network of state-based small business coalitions. MSA creates opportunities for small business owners to speak for themselves on issues that impact their businesses and local economies. www.mainstreetalliance.org

Small Business Majority is a national nonpartisan small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners, and focused on solving the biggest problems facing America’s 28 million small businesses. We conduct extensive opinion and economic research and work with small business owners, policy experts and elected officials nationwide to bring small business voices to the public policy table. www.smallbusinessmajority.org

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