It might just like an ordinary Tuesday, but this is actually an historic Tuesday. No, not because it's January 31 and some Chicagoans are wearing shorts. No, it's the one-year anniversary of President Obama's introduction of Startup America, legislation that was intended to make it easier for entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses. To mark the occasion, Obama is rolling out some other new initiatives to accelerate startup and small business growth. You can read much much more about this over on the White House's PDF laying them out, but here are some of the juiciest additions:
- Cutting taxes for small businesses
- Getting capital to growing companies
- Relieving the backlog of employment-based immigration visas
I'm loathe to stoop to the level some blogs do when they ask this, but legitimately, we're curious: What elements of this legislation do you think will be the most valuable? Which aren't so helpful? Let us know in the comments! But not in a, "Hey, we're just pumping you for comments on this post" sorta way -- we really want to know what you think. Really.
David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as an interviewer-writer for Adult Swim, he's also a columnist for EGM. He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. When not playing video games for work he's thinking of dashing out to Chicago Diner, Pizano's, or Yummy Yummy. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.