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Challenges facing NFIB in Arkansas
Pass Mandatory Drug Testing for All Social Programs

Social programs are intended to help people during their time of need, not to subsidize drug use. Most employers require a clean drug test to get a job. So passing drug testing for all social programs will limit their use to those who are unable to work or are truly in between jobs.

Reduce or Eliminate the Personal Property Tax on Businesses

Business owners pay taxes on the income they use to buy office equipment, furniture and fixtures. Then they are taxed when they purchase the items. Local governments should not also be able to tax the ownership of these items as well. That is why we are working to reduce or eliminate the overly burdensome personal property tax for businesses.

Reduce or Eliminate Tax Penalties for Unintentional Tax Errors

Taxes should be paid when due. However, sometimes business owners have to amend their tax returns due to accounting errors, or even fraud and theft by employees. When a business owner voluntarily pays the government more in taxes they should not also pay penalties and interest

Top 5 Small Business Issues in the Texas Legislature
Here's a look at the challenges we're tackling in this year's legislative session.
Ohio Suggested Workers’ Compensation Reforms from NFIB
10 Suggestions for the 133rd Ohio General Assembly to consider to help reform the workers' compensation system...
The Best Free Business Email Services
5 Big Challenges Faced by New Small Business Owners
How to plow through common roadblocks every new entrepreneur faces.
What Section 179 Expensing Means for Your Business
This tax break makes it more affordable for small companies to buy business equipment, such as office furniture, vehicles, computers, software, machinery, and other tangible capital investments. See how you can benefit.
Drug Testing in The Workplace: 5 Legal Implications
Workers’ Compensation Insurance FAQs
Workers' compensation laws vary from state to state, but there are some basics you need to know no matter where you've set up shop.
7 Low-Cost or Free Meeting Spaces for Home-Based Businesses
Working from home is increasingly popular among small business owners looking to cut overhead, but client meetings can pose a challenge. Here are 7 low-cost or free meeting rooms for home-based business owners.
How to Start a Catering Business
Heres a comprehensive guide to help you start your own business and become a caterer.
Supplemental Insurance Benefits Are a Valuable Employer Tool
A loaded benefits package can help attract and retain employees. Offering supplemental insurance benefits is an affordable way to round out the package even further. Here's how.
How Much Does an Accountant Cost?
Learn what to expect from accountant fee structures to avoid surprises on your next invoice.
How Much Does a Website Cost? Options for Small Businesses
We outline four approaches to creating your online presence, including price-points for each style.
Debt vs. Equity Financing: Which Is Best for Your Business?

Deciding between equity financing and taking on a loan for your business is a challenge for all small business owners when they need capital to expand a business. Should you go to a bank and apply for a business loan? Or should you look for an investor?

Favoritism for Labor Unions
NFIB/Texas takes an in-depth look at favoritism for labor unions for business in Texas.
Issues Facing NFIB/Oklahoma

Stopping a new sales tax on services and labor

  • State legislators have recently suggested a new tax on services and labor as a way to bring revenue into the state. It would fall squarely on the shoulders of small business to collect and remit this new tax, and we will fight to oppose it.

Opposing employer mandates

  • Raising the state minimum wage, requiring companies to offer paid leave, and forbidding employers from conducting thorough background checks on job applicants would create unfair and unnecessary hardships on small businesses.

Saying 'no' government 'bounty-hunter' auditors

  • Legislation prohibiting state agencies from hiring private companies to enter your business and audit your books recently failed to advance. Business owners shouldn't be subject to unannounced audits by private companies claiming to represent the government.

Protecting property rights from unfair asset seizure and forfeiture

  • Law enforcement can seize a business owner's assets merely at the suggestion of wrong-doing. The property rights of a small business owner must be protected and fought for.
Members of Congress Take the Small Business Challenge
A NFIB program helps lawmakers understand life as a small business owner.
Texas Problems and Priorities Survey
Texas Small Business Study Reveals Top 10 Critical Concerns
Relief from the Estate Tax
NFIB supports full and permanent repeal of theestate tax.

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