– P. Griffith Lindell is a veteran business consultant, speaker and author. His newest book is “Struggling With Your Business? Ten Questions to Consider Before Investing A(nother) Dime“. The views expressed are his own. –
President Obama focused part of his State of the Union address on the need for “government (to) create the conditions necessary for businesses to expand.” I applaud and agree with him. The lifeblood of America must flow through micro and small-business veins.
It’s going to take more than political pronouncements, however, to produce the revenues and profits that will change the rules of the current economic game.
It’s going to take some practical business programs – developed, implemented and overseen by those who understand the stresses of meeting a payroll – not by some isolated academics or the political elite with ivory tower views. The major arteries of governmental involvement are needed, but with fewer constrictions. Until our economic blood flows freely to the small capillaries of small business, the national economy body will be anemic.
Let’s be certain in 2011 that the circulatory system of economic turnaround becomes healthy. First, eliminate the stress of uncertainty, which only constricts. Second, provide a regular heartbeat of money at good rates to oxygenate the economy’s blood supply.