But they weren’t always so aligned when it came to the most important issues affecting business owners today. When asked which political party is better for small business, Godin stood firm in his belief that SBO’s should lead by example, “we need to act in a way we want the government to act, and vice versa.” Peters, on the other hand, drilled down to what he as a business owner is personally concerned with, “I kind of like it when the revenue exceeds the cost by a significant number” – a sentiment which clearly resonated with many of the SBO’s in the room who broke out in unbridled laughter.
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