Anyone wanting to start a business in the United States today needs to consider the current political environment. The current political setting struggles with gridlock and inability to accomplish anything. Because of this setting, companies have a hard time finding capital and getting any support from the government. The current climate favors large multinational companies and not small business. Government lacks the ability to hear a strong central voice from small businesses because the political parties have splintered the voice of small business (Young, 2008).
Government and business does not work together because of many lingering scandals and the breakdown of the regulatory process. Some businesses complain of overregulation and other groups call for improved regulation to prevent more scandals. Government and business needs to find a better balance to improve conditions for business while protecting concerns of other Americans such as investors, homeowners, and labor.
Despite these conditions small businesses account for 99.7% of businesses and 50.7% of employees in the United States (Ide, 2009). The power of small business is great only if the people running small businesses can mount a unified voice. The political parties want to prevent small business from having such a voice and work to divide small businesses much like the general population.
Dr. Harris is the founder and principal of Acclaimed Professionals Group. Dr. Harris is an experienced business entrepreneur, a certified public accountant, and teaches at the University of Phoenix. He is also a member of Delta Mu Delta honor society and has a Masters of Business Administration in finance.