Small business owners want the Presidential candidates to cut business taxes (especially Hispanic businesses) and make bank loans more easily available (particularly black business owners).
Small businesses owners differ in what they want out of Presidential candidates. Hispanic businesses strongly prefer lower taxes, black businesses want more access to loans and credit.
The cause of high unemployment is not the lack of job skills, it is the lack of jobs. Almost 75% of the jobs that have not been restored are in construction, retail and manufacturing; 22% of the unemployed are black workers.
The Gazelle Index expects to see significant hiring in 2012, growth projected at 3% and unemployment at 7.8%. Corporations are starting to invest, consumers are spending more, housing starts are improving.
The recession hurt employment in Hispanics/Latino-owned small businesses more than it did for any other race or ethnic group; 55% of Hispanic businesses cut their work force while 29% cut it by 50% or more.