“The survey shows employers’ optimism both for the overall economy as well as their own businesses,” said Mary Lynn Fayoumi, president and CEO of the Management Association. “As executives continue to manage their organizations through the challenging economy, most plan to trim costs by focusing mainly on process improvement initiatives during 2012.”
"NSBA had hoped that broad tax reform—and not just those taxes focusing primarily on large, multinational companies—would have been mentioned, given that the overwhelming majority of small business owners pay taxes at the individual income level."
"We’re also pleased the president focused on the need for small businesses to compete on a level playing field with big business. To thrive, small businesses need an economy that works for everybody." -- John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority
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