The decision to invade German-occupied France on the Normandy beaches took everyone's courage to face the truth and make sacrifices to assure the soldiers succeeded.
It's D-Day for the economy.
Everyone is hoping "Small Business" people will have the courage to re-energize the economy.
But what are you giving up to assure their success?
Will politicians ask corporate donors to pay the same tax rate sole proprietorships pay to level the playing field?
Will investors risk capital on small businesses with high success rates but lower ROI than promised by lightening-in-a-bottle IPOs?
Will health insurance companies offer a plan for individuals willing to assume personal responsibility for a reasonably priced, portable alternative?
Will corporations waive intellectual property rights on ideas they reject but their employees or independent contractors want to develop independently?
Will Venture Capitalists stop cluttering the marketplace with crap so it is easier for consumers to find better alternatives?
If they don't, will consumers seek out and give small businesses a chance to prove they offer the better choice?
D-Day 1944, government, corporate, financial leaders gave everyone the courage to face the truth and make sacrifices.
Today, leaders tell us small business is key for economic growth, but continue failed tactics and policies which create hurdles for small business success. There is nothing courageous about that.