NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- What's happening in small business today?
1. Small business advocacy group urges the end of Bush tax cuts. The American Business Sustainable Council and Business for Shared Prosperity are urging lawmakers to end the Bush-era tax cuts as part of any solution to the fiscal cliff.
More than 600 small-business owners and executives took part in the letter sent to every member of Congress, according to the Huffington Post.
"Huge tax cuts for the richest Americans have not trickled down to increase small- and medium-sized business investment, broad-based consumer purchasing power or job creation. More budget-busting tax cuts for the top won't help Main Street, won't lead to business innovation, more hiring, or more people being educated for the jobs we have and can create," according to a letter written by the organization.The letter also argues that the tax cuts for the wealthy do not benefit small-business owners, suggesting the money could be better spent elsewhere, such as "infrastructure projects, education, or other efforts to strengthen the economy." "Less than 3% of tax filers with any business income make over $200,000 (individuals) or $250,000 (couples) per year, and many of those are not small-business owners, much less small-business owners with employees. They include K Street lobbyists, Wall Street investment partners, big business CEOs paid to sit on the boards of other big corporations, and wealthy people renting out their vacation homes," the letter says. The two non-partisan small-business groups have long advocated against the Bush tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year, the article says. 2. How some small businesses are taking advantage of Black Friday: catering to big-box retail employees. It might not be the traditional way to get sales when you think of Black Friday, but at least one restaurant franchise, Moe's Southwest Grill, has found a way to make what is usually a quiet catering week more profitable. The 475-restaurant chain will be catering to the employees of retail stores hard at work on Black Friday, according to Entrepreneur.com. "Most retailers, as you know, are working in overdrive on Thanksgiving weekend," with employees barely having time for a lunch break, Jamie Schlef, director of catering for Atlanta-based Moe's, tells Entrepreneur. "We know that a lot of
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