Jan 06, 2020
National Write Your Congressman Quarterly Index Finds Small Business Owners Concerned About Finding Qualified Employees
National Write Your Congressman (NWYC), an organization that gives small businesses a voice in American government, finds in its Q4 2019 Quarterly Index that small business owners are most concerned with hiring qualified workers along with taxes, health insurance expenses and regulations. This worry could stem from their business growth or lack there of where qualified workers play a key role. When asked about how their businesses have grown in 2019, 40 percent report that they saw growth in business, which they attributed to hiring more employees (61 percent), taxes decreasing (41 percent) and implementing a cost savings technology (30 percent). Eighteen percent of business owners saw a decline in business, which they attributed to competition in the industry (31 percent), inability to find qualified workers (25 percent), and trade agreements and tariffs (23 percent).