In today’s highly concentrated markets, the ability of dominant companies to exclude and impede businesses from competing has become one of the most pressing issues facing independent businesses. On the heels of a recent speech about the need for more vigorous antitrust enforcement by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Advocates for Independent Business (AIB) has sent Sen. Klobuchar a letter commending her call for action and sharing information about the experiences of AIB’s member businesses.
In AIB’s next roundtable call, the AIB groups will discuss their strategies to attract and retain members, sharing resources and ideas about their most effective approaches, their ongoing challenges, and their tools for keeping members engaged. The call will be the eighth roundtable that AIB has hosted.
The members of the Advocates for Independent Business hosted the first-ever AIB Summit in Washington, D.C., in December, a day-long event that gave attendees the occasion to share ideas, set priorities, and discuss ways to work together on the challenges and opportunities ahead for independent businesses.
Advocates for Independent Business (AIB), a coalition of 15 national organizations representing small businesses, welcomed the release today of new data showing conclusively that state economic development incentives overwhelmingly favor big business. The study, Shortchanging Small Business, produced by the research group Good … Read More
Advocates for Independent Business (AIB) today hailed a newly issued accounting rule that will require local and state governments to annually disclose the amount of tax breaks they give to corporations in the name of economic development. The rule change … Read More
Driven by concern over the limited availability of credit for independent businesses, AIB has submitted comments largely in support of a proposal to give credit unions more flexibility to meet the needs of small business borrowers. The National Credit Union … Read More