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Small Business Congress - Midwest Region Policy Listening Session

Monday, October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Organized By Enterprise Center in Johnson County
1712 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108


The NSBA, in partnership with the ECJC and Plexpod, invites small business leaders to play a critical role in creating a national small-business agenda. 

Kansas City has been chosen as one of the key regions where these high-level meetings will occur, and it is being made possible through a unique collaboration among NSBA and a host of local and regional small-business organizations. The meeting will be held on Oct. 22 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Plexpod Crossroads location. 
At this meeting, you will receive high-level briefings on small-business issues and important economic trends. You will also have the opportunity to speak out on how key policies are affecting your business and the local economy. Topics will include:

·         Tax Issues. How will the recent tax reform really affect entrepreneurs? What further changes might be coming? How will recent court rulings on interstate sales taxes impact companies?

·         Workforce Trends and Employee Benefits. How are workforce constraints impacting business growth? How are workplace regulations changing, and what are the biggest challenges? What is next for health care, and is there any hope for controlling run-away cost growth?

·         Cybersecurity and Data Safety. Will there be new rules for small businesses operating on the Internet—what will the pluses and minuses be?

·         Net Neutrality. What does the change in the rules for internet service providers mean for smaller companies? Do the rules need to change again?

Not only will you learn a great deal about these topics, but your input on these issues will help form the basis for the National Small Business Association’s agenda for 2019-2020. The input and findings from these sessions will be presented at NSBA’s Small Business Congress in Washington, D.C., and will also be a centerpiece of a national event of the Small Business Roundtable as it presents the needs of small businesses to legislators, the Administration, and the media.

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Plexpod Crossroads
1712 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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