Show me a person who doesn’t want to help small business and I’ll show you a very unpopular person.
As is so often the case, while everyone wants to help the class of business that many consider the pistons in the U.S. economic engine, not many know how. That’s why Illinois Senator Mark Kirk’s efforts are encouraging, at the very least.
Kirk is pushing an economic agenda that he claims will benefit small businesses directly, an agenda that he’s hoping will have a positive impact nationwide. The first piece of that was approved by the Senate this week, targeted at streamlining the patent process for small business everywhere:
“This amendment seeks to assist some of our greatest innovators by providing a fast lane within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for small businesses to receive information and assistance regarding their patent applications,” Senator Kirk said. “Currently, American small businesses produce thirteen to fourteen times more patents per employee than do large firms, proving the axiom that small businesses are the true incubators of American innovation.”