The economy cannot move forward without successful small businesses. It is small businesses that are creating jobs now and are the foundation for a stronger economy in the future. These are the jobs that support other local businesses and create more jobs. These small business owners and their employees shop in their local grocery stores and buy gas at their community gas stations. They fix up their homes from supplies from the hardware store. We are dependent on each other. During these difficult times, I have worked hard to provide small businesses with the resources they need to grow and create jobs.