from – AMAC – by John Grimaldi
‘Older Americans start new businesses at a higher rate than their youthful counterparts’
WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 26 – The Association of Mature American Citizens today announced the creation of a new small business initiative— a sister company called AMAC Small Business Solutions.
“Small businesses are the most important sector of the U.S. economy, accounting for nearly two-thirds of net new job creation. And, it is important to note that it is the older entrepreneurs who have consistently been the most prolific creators of new American companies,” according to Rebecca Weber, president and CEO of AMAC SBS.
“The younger members of Baby Boomer generation, those 50 to 65, start new businesses at a higher rate than their youthful counterparts, according to the statistics. They have the experience, the wherewithal and the entrepreneurial spirit that it takes.”
Bob Carlstrom of Washington’s Carlstrom Group and Executive Vice President of SBS is the new organization’s principal liaison with lawmakers on issues related to small business. He is an expert on the legislative process, having served in a variety of capacities inside the Beltway including a stint as a senior executive in the Reagan White House Office of Management and Budget.
“SBS is poised to get results. We are committed to the critical task of guiding the taxation and regulatory decision making process on the Hill in a fashion that will allow our small business constituency to thrive. Our aim is to ensure that the rules are structured in a way that is fair to the entrepreneurs who take the risks that produce the jobs, the opportunities and robust local and national economies that make our country strong,” Carlstrom noted.
Fran Tarkenton, NFL Hall of Famer turned business counselor, will pay a key role in the SBS initiative, it was reported. SBS members will have access to Tarkenton’s well-known GoSmallBiz Business Accelerator Program. That program includes unlimited business consultation, a comprehensive library of online business education courses, a variety of essential business tools, and weekly business mentoring sessions featuring Tarkenton himself, and other experts, Weber explained.
Rebecca Weber also pointed out that the greatest nemesis for small business is taxation and government regulation:
“At a time when the country is limping its way out of a great recession, you’d think that the government would do all that it could to encourage home grown businesses. Instead, the regulatory authorities seem to have taken aim at the sector. And so there is an urgent need for dedicated advocates whose task is to convince the beltway crowd that they are shooting themselves in the foot by allowing taxes and regulations to hamper the growth of small business. That will also be a main focus of AMAC SBS’s activities.”
SBS members receive a variety of other benefits and opportunities, including discounts on health and business insurance, financial products, credit card processing, alarm services and payroll services. They also receive free advertising packages, networking platforms, newsletters and many other benefits.
Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, added that AMAC SBS will also grant free membership in the association for all employees of SBS member companies.
He said: “The mission and focus of AMAC Small Business Solutions is on helping America’s small businesses started or led by mature citizens to improve their economic performance and future – and those of their employees — through a variety of cost savings opportunities. Meanwhile, SBS will use its resources in Washington to work for genuine cuts in federal taxes and regulations that only serve to stifle entrepreneurship and business opportunity.”
ABOUT AMAC SBS
Small business is the engine at the core of our Nation’s economy, and AMAC Small Business Solutions is committed to helping small businesses prosper. American entrepreneurs deserve an organization that will support them and look out for their best interest. We know you built your business through hard work and taking financial risks. The government did not do it for you. AMAC Small Business Solutions (SBS) has assembled a tremendous small business membership package. Join now at www.amacsbs.com.