National Federation of Independent Businesses

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National Federation of Independent Businesses

A trade organization for small businesses in the United States. It lobbies the government for favorable legislation. It is especially known for seeking tort reform and allowing small businesses to pool resources in order to create more affordable health care for employees. It also seeks the repeal of the federal estate tax. Members of the NFIB vote to decide what issues to lobby. It was established in California in 1943 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Company: National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), a 501(c)(6), not-for-profit organization.
interest groups like the National Federation of Independent Business have become de facto arms of the Republican Party, at the grassroots level, employees of small businesses aren't particularly Republican, and even some small business owners are up for grabs.
"Unless you're a large association that can take on the risk of self-insurance, you can't have one insurance plan across state lines," says Jessie Brairton, manager of legislative affairs at the National Federation of Independent Business.
Small employers and labor-intensive businesses, notes the National Restaurant Association, "are the most impacted by mandated entry-level wage increases...." Similarly, the National Federation of Independent Business refers to the "job-killing nature" of such mandates, saying the plan "is a 'pink slip' for the small-business men and women who are leading the way in job creation and economic growth in America."
Other partners involved in this effort include the National Federation of Independent Business, the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business, but is opposed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, who say the federal law would allow the plans to avoid state consumer protections.
Additionally the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the largest advocacy organization representing small and independent businesses in Washington, D.C.
The Entrepreneur Center is part of a new free section on www.ja.org called the "Student Center." Funded by a grant from The NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation, the online center includes a business-plan writing component from Palo Alto Software Inc., a business toolbox from the National Federation of Independent Business, and related business resources from the U.S.
Source: National Federation of Independent Business.
Importantly, the small business surveys conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in the first quarter revealed that only 13 percent of their surveyed members thought the current period was a good time to expand, roughly half the percentage of a year earlier.
Four out of 10 small companies say California's electricity crisis has dimmed their view of the state as a place to do business, and nearly two in 10 are exploring a move to another state, according to a survey released by the National Federation of Independent Business. Although California businesses have raised serious concerns about both energy costs and supply, the state's economy so far has shown only limited damage.
Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Federation of Independent Business.
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