Listening to Small Businesses

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President Obama answered questions from small businesses owners yesterday, as part of a live online session of Advise the Advisers. The President and his economic team were in Cleveland, Ohio, to speak to small businesses owners about their ideas for winning the future.

[S]mall businesses are going to be the ones that I think are going to be making the biggest impact on regions like this one—a lot of risk-takers, a lot of entrepreneurs here.

What we wanted to do is make sure that we listen to small businesses, hear from them, find out what kind of barriers they’re meeting—whether it’s capital, or finding the right workforce, or how do they partner with larger companies. And so far we've already gotten some terrific ideas.