That’s the message the National Federation of Independent Business hopes to send with a recently-launched campaign that will hit North Carolina and eight other states.
Gregg Thompson, NFIB North Carolina director, said there is an impending “tidal wave” of some 4,100 new regulations that will affect small businesses around the state and country.
“As I have crossed the state, NFIB members and many others have said there are three main things holding them back,” Thompson said. “One is regulations, one is health care and one is taxes. ... There's a lot of uncertainty right now."
Thompson said the focus of the campaign will center on print and radio ads – the exact dollar amount of media buys has not been decided – and on getting small business owners in front of media to share their perspectives.
Aside from North Carolina, the campaign will have a presence in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.