What Small Business Owners Really Want

Posted on September 16, 2015 by - Also by this author


Today I begin a recurrent series on my blog called Newspoints that links to current events and articles related to the chauffeured transportation industry. I’ve always said this industry is linked to a much wider economic, business and political universe that requires business owners and executives to pay attention to what’s going on and participate in solutions.

Sometimes the most interesting facts and information are buried deep within an article.

For starters, check out this article from the Sept. 3 Wall Street Journal, “Small Business And the Secret of Big Growth,” by Thomas F. ‘Mack’ McLarty, chairman of McLarty Associates and former Clinton Administration official.

His opinion piece nicely sums up what every small business owner should insist upon when evaluating all the Presidential candidates and what they would do for small businesses. (That’s especially relevant today with the second Republican candidate debate on CNN tonight).

One point that relates to chauffeured transportation operators facing recruitment and employee challenges:

“Congress and the White House also should rally bipartisan support for the expansion of vocational training and apprenticeships. In a recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Business, about half of small business owners seeking new employees said they had difficulty finding qualified applicants. Training costs for small businesses should be offset by tax breaks and other incentives.”

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