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POLL OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS REVEALS CONCERNS ABOUT POLITICS, FEDERAL PAPERWORK AND PENSION FUNDS

 POLL OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS REVEALS CONCERNS ABOUT POLITICS,
 FEDERAL PAPERWORK AND PENSION FUNDS
 FT. WORTH, Texas, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a nationwide survey of small business owners point to three conclusions: Health insurance is the most important benefit for new hires; a presidential candidate's stance on small business issues is "very important" in vote determination; and, federal paperwork requirements are "burdensome and costly."
 The survey, sent to 37,709 owners/operators of small businesses, was answered by 755 members of the National Association of Private Enterprise (NAPE). NAPE, comprised primarily of small business owners with 10 or fewer employees, sends the quarterly survey ballot only to those members who own or manage small business concerns.
 Regarding politics, over half (51 percent) said a presidential candidate's policies on small-business were "very important" in their decision to vote for that person with 22 percent saying it was "determinative." One-third said "Jobs" topped the list as being the number one issue facing the president and Congress. The other issues ranked as follows: infrastructure (19 percent), education (17 percent), environment (14 percent), international trade (12 percent) and world peace (2 percent).
 Thirty-eight percent suggested that the federal government use the "peace dividend" for balancing the budget deficit, and 35 percent opted for funneling the money to health care reform.
 A significant portion (90 percent) of the respondents currently provide a pension plan for employees, and 56 percent said they would be more likely to increase employees benefits if Congress lowered their plan's administrative costs. Half (50 percent) reported health insurance was the "most" important benefit to new hires, with child- care being the second concern.
 Federal paperwork requirements, on the average, take one to five hours a month to complete according to almost half of the small business owners. Thirty percent of the respondents estimated that they paid more than $50 but less than $100 a month to comply with these requirements, while 36 percent paid more than $100 but less than $500.
 NAPE is a benefit organization which supports entrepreneurs by offering free or discounted services including professional consulting, legislative representation and group insurance to small businesses. For more information on NAPE or to obtain previous NAPE research/opinion results, call Andra Bennett, director of communications, at 800-223-NAPE.
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 /CONTACT: Andra Bennett of the National Association of Private Enterprise, 817-870-1971/ CO: National Association of Private Enterprise ST: Texas IN: SU:


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