As we move beyond the recession, it becomes increasingly apparent that our smallest businesses are the ones putting America back to work. These hardworking entrepreneurs deserve a chance to tell legislators in Washington what kinds of policies are going to help them grow and flourish. And that’s exactly what they got this week, when Small Business Majority flew 14 entrepreneurs from 11 states out to D.C. for their first annual network council trip.
From Sept. 11-13, the group of small business owners — who are extremely diverse in industry and political affiliation — crisscrossed DC meeting with policymakers and elected officials on the Hill, in the Capitol Building and the White House. As seasoned small business owners whose companies have seen good economic times and bad, these individuals had a lot say about what it will take to get our nation back on track to prosperity.