That's right: Small business will be front and center during the 2016 Republican National Convention taking place in Cleveland. The Republican National Committee (RNC) will host approximately 2,470 delegates and 2,302 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories.
Small business expert, Susan Solovic , was asked to speak during the convention. Her topic:
"10 Things Women Entrepreneurs Want the Candidates to Know"
The group she's be speaking to is called Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). It's a national nonpartisan public policy organization that advocates on behalf of women and minorities in business in the legislative processes of the U.S.A., creating economic opportunities,building bridges, and alliances to other small business organizations.
I'm not sure if Susan's speech will be broadcast live or not. I'll do my best to grab the video and post it here if possible.
You can learn more about Susan Solovic here.
And you can learn more about WIPP here.
Small Business: The Republicans View
With the Republican Convention taking place in Cleveland-in Northeast Ohio, I thought it important to share the Republican view of small business in the USA. I grabbed this from GOP.com.
"Small businesses are the backbone of America. These businesses create jobs, advance technology, and inspire innovation. The current Administration has forced one of the lowest rates of business startups in American history. Republicans will remove burdensome regulation on small businesses. Republicans will create an environment where financing and credit are available for entrepreneurs. America’s economy cannot thrive without successful small businesses and we will advocate on their behalf."
One thing is for sure: A lot of Northeast Ohio small businesses will be benefiting from the convention...for sure.
Local news stations in Cleveland will be covering the convention. Here are their website addresses in case you're not in front of the TV.