SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif- Small tech businesses are flying to Washington DC to meet with congressional members, including a business in San Luis Obispo in order to make changes for small business.
"We are a long ways from Washington here in San Luis Obispo County but really matters is how our government creates an environment for business and mostly small businesses that has a hard time getting its voice heard," said Amy Kardel, Owner of Clever Ducks.
Kardel is hoping to make some changes not only for her business but for many on the central coast. "We realize that as a group we have a large voice, and 40-percent of tech jobs are actually in small companies and that's something that is really viable here on the central coast," said Kardel. Kardel is armed with ideas for policy change. "Access to capitol for small business through the small business administration, that's been a huge help during this downturn, we also want to make sure we focus on work force training," said Kardel.
Tax reform is also high on the list in order to create more jobs locally. "So what's important is to hear real peoples stories that really make a difference, and I think when you go and talk to your legislatures there is real hope that they will hear you," said Kardel.
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