Seven Small Biz Questions For The Presidential Debate (Yahoo! Small Business Advisor)


Kristie Arslan, president & CEO, National Association for the Self Employed, who, as representative of the largest sector of small business owners—the self-employed—and the only woman speaking for small business in this group, gets two questions:

  • With over 22 million self-employed Americans, representing 78 percent of the business population, in your view what is the role of America's smallest businesses in our economy and what would you do as President to encourage self-employment and nurture these businesses?
  • The Small Business Administration characterizes small business as one with 500 or less employees. How do you define small business, and more importantly, what markers do you use to characterize a successful business venture: Is it job creation, revenue generation, or a sustainable household income?
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