When it comes to micro businesses the answer to the question is probably yes.
Susanna Kim, reporter for ABC News, Money wrote an excellent article that raised the point that small business owners are hoping President Obama will address their concerns in his State of the Union address this evening.
The article went on to say that their survey respondents on this issue represented 1,224 privately-held businesses, 45 percent of whom had revenues under $5 million.
That's great, but what about the estimated 26.4 million micro businesses that are completely ignored by the political institution?
While everyone is out waiting for small business to create jobs, micro businesses are putting people back to work NOW.
If the unemployed and under-employed had open resources available to learn how to develop a micro business of their own or knew about existing business models they could easily adopt, many of the current economic woes people face would be reduced.
If the goal is to get people back to work, micro business presents the quickest path.
While we've never had government support, it would be great if the people who don't realize that micro businesses exist could see a path to this solution.
An event like President Obama’s State of the Union speech could shine a spotlight on micro business. But it probably won’t.
Empowering people to become self-reliant is a key to curing the current economic woes. Micro business is one path to reach that goal.
But only a savvy few realize it.
The one question I'd ask President Obama is, "What will it take for you to see a new path to economic change, instead of continuing down the same path that has already proven to be slow if not completely ineffective?"
That's one question all micro business owners would love for President Obama to answer.
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