Every four years we as a nation sit in front of televisions, computers, tablets or smart phones devouring every sound bite and snippet of news on candidates that are trying to win our votes. It’s democracy at it’s finest, that allows a country’s populace to elect those that will represent us to the world. And today, the day after the first of three Presidential debates, every news outlet, pundit and blogger will be dissecting the words and phrases uttered by the two candidates that the major parties have chosen as our representatives for the next general election.
That is not what you’ll find here. Your politics, and our, are our own. I won’t be telling you who won, that is for you to decide, and I won’t be endorsing any candidate over another. The debate is left for politicians and those still undecided on who they want in the office of the President.
What I will be discussing here is a topic that was discussed at length yesterday and has been for the past eighteen months.Jobs and the growing of our economy through increased growth of the business that have been our country’s back bone for the past two centuries. Small business and businesses that are based in the United States are the only topics that concern all of us, every single American.
As the news and other media outlets fawn over this one liner or that zinger, we as hard-working people come to work this morning doing our job of providing a better life for our families. Yes, policies and laws, the state of other nations, and the threat of war are all important and do affect us. However, no other topic or issue is as important to the population as a whole as the state of our economy, and it’s only solution, growth.
So, how do we combat the issue? What can I do that will change the course of direction for as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time? How can one business or even one person make a difference in the economy of a nation? The answer is simple, not complex and really has no need for debate or discussion or parsing of meaning behind what is being said.
By creating jobs for your companies, by putting the population to work, every day, you as a business owner, manager, executive or entrepeneur have the power to effect change at the most basic level. Hiring people and creating product is the only thing that will change the course of people’s lives for ever. Read that again, and understand that by hiring employees you are doing so much more than increasing company revenue. You create a better way of life for all of those that you hire. You enable employees to contribute to the economy through the purchasing of goods and services that drive our nation forward. You allow the children of your employees to grow up healthy, with opportunity to be positive influences on the future of our country. As the needs of company’s grow, so does the communities that they serve. Housing, retail, service providers and manufacturers all benefit from companies that grow their staff. The results are undeniable, irrefutable and are the crux of why we choose new leaders during the elections. Who will enable us to grow and continue to lead the world in our way of life? These are the questions asked last night, they were just asked to the wrong people. These questions should be directed to the business owners that create the only methods of growing our economy. These are the questions we ask of people like those of you reading this.
Hiring is the biggest contribution any business can make to the community and to the country as a whole. Continuing to grow and add to the talent that you have is our only weapon in combating the increasing cost of living. Filling positions that are vacant, that are newly created, that are necessary for the growth and sustainability of our organizations and those that rely on these business to provide for their families.
So, discuss the debates, the gaffes the outright lies or deceptions that were stated. Vote on the candidate that you feel represents your interests the best. That is what makes this country as great as it is, and it is our right and responsibility as citizens to do so. Just remember, to effect change directly, to alter the course of your business and the lives of those you employ, keep hiring. Grow your organization through it’s most important asset, its people. No matter the outcome in November, you will have the power every month every year, to do what no politician can do for you. Change the lives that matter the most to you personally, and change the communities we live in for the better.