What do small-business owners want?

Small businesses contribute a great deal to the U.S. economy, and entrepreneurs are always looking for simplified solutions to ensure their companies run smoothly. However, it seems that few groups consider what small-business owners want or how their lives could be made easier. A new survey from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) determined what small-business owners are seeking and what they think can help their companies succeed. However, this may indicate a broader small enterprise trend that marks the need for company owners to have more individualized options, whether it comes to their small business banking, purchasing strategies or even their taxes. 

Simplified taxes would be preferred 
The NFIB survey revealed entrepreneurs seek a simplified tax code with lower rates and hope for limited government spending with a balanced federal budget. More than 90 percent of small-company owners surveyed are hesitant to prepare their own taxes because of complicated regulations and pay professionals to file for them. Eighty-five percent think the tax code is overly complex and needs to be revised, and 52 percent believe a simplified tax code should be a top priority. 

Concerns over federal spending prevalent 
According to the survey, few business leaders believed higher tax rates should be responsible for eliminating the national debt. Rather, 81 percent believe government spending cuts should take priority over tax hikes to reduce the deficit. 

Data also showed few business owners are confident new taxes could boost the struggling economy. Sixty-seven percent who know what carbon taxes are oppose them, while 58 percent of those knowledgeable about the national sales tax are against instituting one. 

Seeking easy solutions 
As the data indicates, entrepreneurs are seeking simpler solutions to taxes and government spending, but they're also likely looking for easy and more personal solutions for other aspects of their companies. Banking solutions, which can often get quite complex for many businesses, could be one of these areas in which company owners could seek more innovative and new solutions. 

Small-business owners often need more personalized and simple approaches when it comes to both business financing and general cash management options. Larger banks, which often can't change options for smaller entrepreneurs, may fail to offer a business the special solutions it needs, which could make small- or mid-sized local banks a better choice for company owners looking for the best banking options. 

Content presented by Bridge Bank, offering flexible, customized solutions for entrepreneurs.

Getting Started

Find your ideal banker:

Select any filter and click on Apply to see results

Featured Insights

Small-business owners often have to scrimp and save in order to properly handle cash management issues. For many...

The Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation in partnership with Governor Charlie Baker's administration...

Small businesses have yet to fully take advantage of the innovative ways that mobile technology can connect ...

A growing number of businesses have at least some, if not significant, association with overseas markets and, by...

Owned and operated by Adrienne Mattos and Stephen Moore, AquaTech Swim School focuses on creating the best...

Penguin Computing is an open data center and high performance computing company that delivers processing and data...

Most people don’t think about the tools used to assemble a child’s car-seat or an airplane wing. Yet those tools are...

Aurionpro is a world-class technology company that has successfully grown its business by focusing on the...

Perpetual Energy Systems develops and finances small- and utility-scale renewable energy projects for commercial,...

Fiksu, a Boston-based mobile ad tech company, enables leading brands like Coca-Cola, Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts,...

Recent News

03/27/15
While the US Federal Reserve did remove the word ‘patient’ from its statement last...
03/25/15
Top Performing Bank of 2014 Recognition Marks Bridge Bank’s Fourth Consecutive Year...
03/23/15
As expected, the US Federal Reserve, in their monthly policy meeting on March 18,...
03/09/15
PHOENIX, Arizona and SAN JOSE, California Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL...
ABL Advisor
02/03/15
Privately held technology firm Zeeto announced that it has secured a $3 million...
02/02/15
San Jose, CA – February 2, 2015 – Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ:BBNK), whose...
01/28/15
San Jose, CA – January 28, 2015 – Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ:BBNK), whose...
01/27/15
Record Annual Earnings of $17.6 Million, Strong Loan Growth, Excellent Credit...
01/27/15
San Jose, CA – January 27, 2015 – Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ:BBNK), whose...
01/07/15
San Jose, CA – January 7, 2015 – Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ:BBNK), whose...

Twitter

Featured Insights

Featured Insight

A growing number of businesses have at least some, if not significant, association with overseas markets and, by...

Featured Insight

Owned and operated by Adrienne Mattos and Stephen Moore, AquaTech Swim School focuses on creating the best...

Featured Insight

Penguin Computing is an open data center and high performance computing company that delivers processing and data...

Recent News

Small-business owners often have to scrimp and save in order to properly handle cash management issues. For many...

The Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation in partnership with Governor Charlie Baker's administration...

Small businesses have yet to fully take advantage of the innovative ways that mobile technology can connect ...

Twitter