Small Business

Junior Achievement of Arizona, K-12 students, small businesses
Sep 5, 2023

Paving way for successful entrepreneurs starts early, happens often

The workforce is changing, and the way young people view the workforce is changing, too. One of the surprising outcomes of the pandemic’s impact on the economy continues to be the surge in entrepreneurial activity, as more Americans leave their jobs and careers and strike out on their own.

Dec 17, 2021

Counter to commentary on immigration reform

I read the article on "Small business economy needs immigration reform" with interest and dismay. The distortion of the facts and misrepresentation of the feelings and attitudes of Arizonans is unfortunate. 

Sep 29, 2021

Small businesses need a paid leave program

We have a unique opportunity to learn from the lesson the pandemic has taught us about how difficult it is to manage unexpected employee absences without a plan. Let’s put that plan into place. For the first time in my lifetime, we’re on the precipice of guaranteeing that we won’t lose our jobs or miss a paycheck just because we or a loved one gets sick, or if we choose to have a child.

Jul 26, 2021

Pro Act threatens small business recovery

The PRO Act currently has 47 cosponsors in the United States Senate. Arizonans should be proud that Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are not among those 47.

Feb 26, 2021

Bill would boost jobless benefits, stabilize economy

I fully believe it is the duty of state legislators to help hard-working Arizonans across the state as they struggle through this crisis. That’s why I introduced bipartisan legislation, HB2805, to provide much-needed, additional unemployment assistance to Arizonans who have been put in this terrible situation.

Oct 26, 2020

Supreme Court explains reasons Prop 208 returned to ballot

Trial judges cannot keep voter-proposed initiatives off the ballot just because the description doesn't mention every provision, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday, a conclusion that should make it easier to put future initiatives to voters.

Oct 13, 2020

Arizona’s economy does not need a tax increase

Arizona’s economy is just starting to come back from a devastating spring and summer due to the pandemic shutdowns. The last thing we should do is pump the breaks on the recovery by putting in place the largest permanent tax increase in state history.

Sep 2, 2020

Plan to aid small businesses starts with grants – not loans

Now is the time to get things right. We can’t afford another regression like we’ve seen across our state this summer.

Jul 27, 2020

Accelerating recovery by reducing barriers to growth

With millions of American jobs and small businesses reeling from the effects of the pandemic, the White House is pulling out all the stops to eliminate barriers to growth and accelerate economic recovery.

Sep 13, 2018

Despite benefits of tax cuts, critics continue to attack

Politics always gets heated in an election year. And Democrats and their well-funded activist army want to make tax cuts the wedge issue. That's fine. While they try to ride their shopworn talking points to victory, Arizona voters will respond with something real that's on the line: their bigger paychecks.

Aug 13, 2018

Chad Heinrich: How politics and policy are in the blood

Chad Heinrich, the new state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, was a farm boy who dreamed of being a bureaucrat.

Feb 22, 2018

A tax decrease beats a government-imposed wage increase

In my own business, I will be using my tax savings to hire more people, buy new equipment, and run more shifts. I care about my employees and I want the best for them.