During my nearly 17 years running Constant Contact, I had the privilege of working with thousands of small businesses across the US and around the world. These businesses are run by the most dedicated, determined and resilient entrepreneurs I have ever met. What our country needs right now is more of these men and women. I would like to help make that happen.
We can revitalize the American economy by fostering entrepreneurship in economically-challenged communities. Small businesses have always been the life-blood of our economy and provide 65% of the net new jobs in America. And the jobs they create are local and likely to stay that way. But in many communities, there are limited support programs and resources for these businesses.