Being a small business owner myself, I am uniquely aware of the ups and downs, hard work, sacrifice, missed paychecks, unknowns, and the stresses that come with owning a small business. The last thing business owners need is the over-licensing and over regulating government that we have here in Kentucky.
I am aware that I pay sales tax, a yearly “government registration fee”, a city LLC fee, an additional tax tacked onto my utility bills, a grease trap tax, an alarm system tax, yearly inspection fees, payroll tax, paying for a payroll company because the laws are so complicated, city payroll taxes, property taxes, corporate income taxes, telecommunication tax, occupancy taxes, a myriad of licensing fees. All of which must be paid BEFORE you pay staff or yourself. Government shouldn’t be the business partner you never asked for.
Let’s make the Commonwealth the most small business-friendly state we can.