What Jobs Plan Means for Small Business

September 12, 2011  |  

(Entrepreneur) — If job creation starts with the smallest businesses, here are a few measures that may get the ball rolling more quickly.  In his address to a joint session of Congress last night, President Barack Obama laid out a wide-ranging — if not gutsy — plan for trimming U.S. unemployment rolls and putting U.S. workers back in paying jobs. In addition to assisting the long-term unemployed and veterans, the bill, called the American Jobs Act, proposes to provide federal aid to many of the nation’s small-business owners.  “Everyone here knows that small businesses are where most new jobs begin,” President Obama said in his speech. “For everyone who speaks so passionately about making life easier for ‘job creators,’ this plan is for you.”

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