Helping Small Businesses Thrive

February 23, 2017

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and it is important that we support them, like we do with our large corporations. They are creating jobs, increasing productivity, and capitalizing on growth opportunities here and globally.

Running a small business is hard work. We must continue to give entrepreneurs the tools and resources they need to succeed. That is why this year, we have introduced two bills that will help small businesses:

  • HB 5583 - AN ACT EXPANDING INVESTMENT ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE ANGEL INVESTOR TAX CREDIT PROGRAM.
    This bill allows accredited investors who seek to consult and mentor prospective small business owners to contribute to a fund established to support the growth of small businesses.
  • HB 5584 - AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A SMALL BUSINESS HOTLINE.
    This bill creates a statewide information hotline providing prospective and existing small business owners with customized advice, education, and network resources.

Our goal is to build upon the success of the programs we already have in place to help small businesses thrive, such as:

We are proud of the work the legislature has done in support of small businesses and look forward to continuing that work in the years ahead.

Watch my "Small Business Chat" with Rep. Caroline Simmons!