In a previous post, I wrote about the effect of sequestration on small businesses who contract to the federal government. Because of the impending threat of budget cuts to Defense, some government agencies have already decided to cancel or not renew upcoming contracts.
What we don’t know is who will win the election on November 6th and how those results will impact the budget cuts and other important small business issues.
The National Small Business Association has invited small business leaders from across the country to gather in Washington from November 28-30, 2012 for the Small Business Congress. It is a time to band together and define a small business agenda for the entire nation. Then, we can present this message to the federal administration at a crucial time when they are deciding how to deal with the looming financial issues, including sequestration.
This is a great opportunity for networking and discussion, and to learn from industry insiders. Most importantly, you will have a vote as the Small Business Association determines its top small business priorities for the upcoming session of Congress.
Register now to reserve your seat at this pivotal event – I’ll see you there!
P.S. A Hurricane Sandy update: One of the things that small businesses suffer from in a disaster like Hurricane Sandy is the loss of revenue. For example, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) closed their Federal Government offices in the Washington, DC area and elsewhere along the East Coast, both Monday and Tuesday. While all of this is good from a safety point of view, and we are glad for the attention paid, small businesses lose revenue and that revenue is rarely made up.
So, hope you all are safe and dry inside, power fully functional, and more to come.