Advise the Advisor is a new program to help senior staff at the White House stay connected to the American people.
This week, Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, is asking for feedback from small business owners and entrepreneurs about some of the challenges they face. Next week, Austan will travel with President Obama to
for the Winning the Future Forum on Small Business. At the Forum, the President will talk directly with small business owners and leaders about their ideas for how Cleveland, Ohio can continue to grow the economy. See the video or provide feedback at http://www.whitehouse.gov/advise?utm_source=021711&utm_medium=intro&utm_campaign=daily. America
You can add your voice to the conversation by answering one or all of the following questions:
•Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship is important in driving innovation and growth. When you first had a new idea for a business how did you convert that idea into a growing business?
•Access to Capital: The President has focused on increasing access to capital and tax breaks for small businesses. What role does access to capital play in your small business, and how can the government help small businesses ensure they can access the financing they need to grow?
•Workforce Development: As different industries in our economy grow, the workforce must adjust. How can government and business work together to better prepare the next generation workforce for the jobs of the future?
exports is an effective way to grow businesses and create jobs. What obstacles does your business face in exporting goods and services to foreign markets? U.S.
•Clean Energy: In the President’s State of the
Union he emphasized that an investment in clean energy technology will strengthen our security, protect our planet, and create new jobs. How can your business benefit from opportunities in this growing industry?
Be sure to tune in next Tuesday for a live online discussion from the Forum on Small Business with the President and Austan Goolsbee.
Last week, David Plouffe, Senior Advisor to the President asked for your feedback on how American innovation affects your community and the obstacles to innovation you see where you live.