Kerrigan-Sullivan Op-Ed: Candidates Love Small Biz — But Need Entrepreneurial Women to Love Them Back

By at 11 August, 2016, 2:01 pm

In a Morning Consult Op-ed (August 11), SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and WIPP Chief Advocate Ann Sullivan write about the power of women and women entrepreneurs in our country and economy. To encourage entrepreneurship and strong small business growth, they urge the presidential candidates to focus on improving and reforming the regulatory process through inclusion, accountability and flexibility.

They write:Morning-Consult

As two women who have owned small businesses and worked directly with small firms across the country, we vote with the small business economy in mind. Whether or not political candidates understand the power government regulations have in making or breaking a company’s ability to get off the ground is something we factor in when casting our own votes.

Our best advice for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is that as they continue to court the votes of women, they should remember that a one-size-fits-all approach to governing is no longer sufficient. It fails to consider the growing nuances of our economic reality, as well as the increasing diversity of its players. Supporting an entrepreneurial ecosystem means making sure that small-business owners, and specifically female business owners, have a seat at the table. It means reforming the federal regulatory process to make it fair for everyone.

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