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Small Business Policy Expo. Scott Knewitz, Policy Intern. Graduate student, American University

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The 2019 Small Business Policy Expo & Ready to Launch Congressional Reception took place on Wednesday, January 30, in Washington D.C.The event brought together leading small business advocates and Congress members, as well as current administration officials to address questions concerning the needs of American small business owners.  Given recent changes on Capitol Hill, the panelists and guest speakers sought to provide insight concerning potential policy proposals that could have an impact on entrepreneurship and small business in the US.
The policy areas receiving the most attention were taxes and healthcare.  On taxes, panelists and guest speakers alike emphasized not only the need to reduce taxes on small business owners, but also to simplify the tax process – citing time as the small business owner’s most valuable asset, an asset too valuable to spend deciphering complex details of the current tax code.This is a clear extension of the political right’s attempt to spur econom…

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