What’s driving small-business homeowners to the voting cubicles? In accordance with John Swanciger, CEO of Manta, a social community for small-business homeowners, “there are points squeezing small-business homeowners from each facet — the economic system, taxes and well being care. They’re on the lookout for a candidate who understands how their sector is being impacted.”
Who comes out on prime? Thus far, small-business homeowners stated their No.1 decide is Republican candidate and enterprise mogul Donald Trump in Manta’s survey, which polled 8,292 small-business homeowners nationwide between Jan. 27 and Feb. 1. Thirty-eight p.c stated the businessman could be the very best president for small enterprise, whereas 21 p.c stated Democratic candidate Clinton could be.
Different hot-button points: the high cost of government regulations, the minimal wage, immigration reform that will make it simpler for employers to rent expert expertise from overseas by enlargement of the H-1B program, and even commerce coverage that will have an effect on the nation’s small exporters and importers.
“Small-business homeowners are actually involved in regards to the economic system, and only 1 in 5 feel they have recovered from the Great Recession,” stated Karen Kerrigan, president and CEO of the Small Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Council, an advocacy and training group for start-up and small-business homeowners.
“Lots of our 100,000 members inform us they’re nonetheless in survival mode and they’re trying on the candidates’ insurance policies to see how every plan will spur financial development.”
The candidates’ private ethics and beliefs may even be a deciding issue for small-business voters. One other Manta ballot, of two,432 small-business homeowners nationwide, revealed that 41 p.c of entrepreneurs will probably be influenced by a candidate’s ethics and beliefs.