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NFIB’S mission is to promote and protect the rights of members to own, operate and grow their businesses.;At the 2008 National ...
Small Business Summit the NFIB joined forces with eBay to deliver a impressive event for all attendees.
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Alex Fees: The National Federation of Independent Business and eBay are joining forces at the 2008 NFIB, a National Small Business Summit. The mission of NFIB is to promote and protect the rights of members to own, operate and grow their businesses. And in 2008, NFIB members are further pursuing the admission here on our nation’s capital Washington, D.C.
In a setting that reminds people, they have arrived in a place where power brokers yield influence. NFIB members gather at the grand high in Washington to give collective testimony that they are stronger together. The 2008 National Small Business Summit offers NFIB members an opportunity to interact with policy makers, business leaders and fellow entrepreneurs and to find new ideas and renewed enthusiasm.
All three major presidential candidates are invited, Republican Senator John McCain accepts.
John McCain: Well, good morning and welcome to the National Small Business Summit.
Alex Fees: NFIB President and CEO Todd Stottlemyer characterizes NFIB members in American society.
Todd Stottlemyer: Let me say that again, according to the gallop survey, the American people trust you more than any other institution in the United States other than the men and women who serve in the military and put their lives at risk everyday to protect our freedom and that’s something you should be very proud of.
Alex Fees: Meg Whitman former eBay president and CEO, discusses government spending, healthcare costs, the state of education in America and taxes on the internet.
Meg Whitman: Look at the issue of internet tax policy. As I said the internet has revolutionized the ability of small businesses to have costumers anywhere in the world. This is a great thing for small business and consumers. It’s a win-win but government in this case state government is thinking tax-tax. They’re looking to close the holes in their budget deficit and internet taxes is one way they think they can do it.
Alex Fees: The 2008 NFIB Conference is part culture, part fun, part party and part investment. NFIB members discuss their presence and participation.
Jennifer Pospichal: For me personally, I feel like I’m in a loop of what’s going on our state legislature.
Robert Franey: I’ve been a member for 20 years, and it’s my first time to come into one of their meetings.
Alex Fees: What change? What brought you here after 19 years?
Robert Franey: I’ve always known they’ve been effective in Washington but I want to see them in action in the things that they do.
Martin Menezes: They don’t get this kind of exposure quite often unless you come to this kind of summit in which everyone comes together and try to resolves this controversy.
Rochelle Brown: I think it was phenomenal to have opportunity to hear some of the issues of other small business owners as well as get some address that we have some concerns about as well.
Alex Fees: Keynote speaker Senator John McCain tells NFIB members what he would do about the issues affecting them if he is elected president.
John McCain: Job creation is just one reason why the government should never take the hard work, sacrifices and earnings of small businesses for granted never. As president, my goal will be to get our economy running at full strength again. And that starts by supporting small businesses across this nation, the United States of America.
Alex Fees: When small business owners first make a leap to entrepreneurship. They often do it alone, at the 2008 conference in our nation’s capital NFIB members demonstrate they are stronger together.