How to Make Washington Pay Attention

Entrepreneurs need to remind legislators to look out for their interests. Here are a few tips about making your point

With Hector Barreto, the new national Small Business Administration chief finally confirmed by the Senate, business owners and trade associations are preparing their strategies for influencing policymakers and legislators. "As a successful small businessman, Hector Barreto knows firsthand what makes Main Street tick," says Jack Faris, president of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). "Now, as head of the Small Business Administration, he will use that firsthand knowledge to help make the federal government more responsive to the very real problems facing small businesses across America."

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