The U.S. House Small Business Committee has launched a new online forum — Small Biz Open Mic — to “give small business owners from all across America the ability to communicate directly with the House Small Business Committee” Rep. Sam Graves (Chairman of the Small Business Committee) stated in letter to small business owners.
Additionally, Rep. Graves stated that the: “‘Small Biz Open Mic’ website will be an exciting new media forum that encourages blog-type comments and testimonials from small business owners regarding government policies, and allows participants to comment on Committee news, legislation, hearings, and news stories that relate to small business growth and development. Comments from participants about legislation and policies that impact small businesses will be used to help the Committee conduct its official business.”
On Open Mic’s Feedback page there are options to read an article or watch a specific video and leave comment, as well as, Submit Your Own which allows small business owners to bring up their own ideas or concerns.
Open Mic’s Your Witness page allows small business owners to ask questions they’d like officials appearing before the U.S. House Small Business Committee to answer.
Commenting or asking question is made simple. To make a comment the site requires your name and email (which will be hidden), your business name (which you have option of displaying or not), and your City, State, and Zip (your zip is hidden). Beyond being sent to the Committee the site also allows for selected comments made by small business owners to be seen on all pages. For example, currently on the site’s main page are responses to the Committee’s request for small business owners to tell them about the hurdles they are facing.
Join in the conversation and let government know how it is effecting your business.