With only a few short months, to go in 2008 should we be concerned as network marketers about the upcoming election?
This post is not designed as a place to state an opinion about one candidate or another but to point out how things could affect all of us as small business owners!
Today, estimates indicate we are nine million plus small business owners in the U.S. alone.
We collectively as a group could definitely effect the outcome of any election process.
Yet, it appears that we are not even considered or a cause for concern to any politician out there.
As network marketers, affiliate marketers etc… we are a silent unseen force.
And we should be very concerned about anything that will effect our small business growth.
It does not matter what happened in the past, we should learn from it! What should be of utmost importance is the direction that we will be moving towards in the future!
Today we live in the era of 30 second sound bites, with the thought that it does not effect me but does it?
This is what every politician counts on, so that by the time it comes around you will have forgotten and will not hold them accountable for their actions of lack of action!
Politics has affected everyone’s small business, essentially we have a do nothing Congress and Senate!
They simply cannot get along and work with each other towards the benefit of the entire country.
The high prices of energy have affected everyone’s pocket book worldwide not just here in the U.S.
This has lead to a decrease in revenue for nearly every business large and small.
What I find amusing is we are instructed to practice conservation “Drive Less,” which we do gladly with higher prices.
Then suddenly they find a budget shortfall and feel the need to increase taxes to make up this shortfall.
Whether you believe in global warming or not, technology is there to solve many issues.
Yet when there is a technology our own government makes it illegal to move forward with it nationwide, what irony!
I stumbled upon this article months back that just shocked me “Dirty Secret: Green Cars Automakers Won’t Sell You!”
The fact that I could be fined up to $27,000 dollars is an eye opener!
As I said early this post is not about one candidate or a political party, it is written to encourage you as a small business owner to keep up on the issues that can and will affect you in the growth of your business.
If you’ve not done so, ensure that your registered to vote, due your research and cast that vote! Let your local, state, Congressmen and Senators know about your views.
After all if your not letting them know how issues will affect you and your business can you really complain afterwards?
Let us know your thoughts.