While politicians argue about how best to halt rising gas prices, business owners just want relief. And fast.
The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council reported today that 72 percent of small business owners say that increasingly high gas prices are impacting their business, and a majority are also dissatisfied with the overall direction of federal policies meant to help the economy.Gas prices are hurting businesses
The survey of 304 small business owners was conducted in late February before gas prices had reached today's highs of $3.80 per gallon. Even then, 43 percent said their business would not survive if energy prices continue to remain high or increase further.
The SBEC suggests that advancing pro-energy policies, including the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, is the best route the government could take now to help small businesses. "The U.S. cannot allow world events, supply disruptions and global demand surges to control the fate of our economy or global competitiveness. We must take full advantageRead More »from Many small business owners say they won’t survive further gas price hikes