Tina Majors: Fighting for Small Business in a Big Way
calm, professional manner may belie her
calling - as a watchdog.
She is the first female chairman of the Small Business Council of the State Chamber, the organization that monitors legislative affairs affecting entrepreneurs.
"Over 75 percent of businesses in the U.S. are small businesses," Majors said, "and since the economy has taken a downturn, a lot of small businesses have to recreate themselves."
According to Majors, these owners must have a solid business plan, seek assistance, and choose a good banker to work with in order to survive.
Most importantly, however, is Majors' belief that it is imperative to pay attention to those being elected to office.
"These people decide how we're going to live our lives and what the quality of life will be - not only for businesses, but also families.
Find out how these candidates have voted and what their positions are," said Majors
"The people that we elect work for us and we pay their salary, so we have every right to question what they do and how they do it.
The State Chamber
has a Web site called Prosperity Project with information on how all our legislators voted on issues relating to business.
, who co-owns a real estate business with her husband, Don, has great admiration for people who take the risk of owning a business.
and the State Chamber's
legislative team will be keeping their eye on the government, especially regarding health care and taxes.