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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
634 Update by John Beagle,
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Shouldn't Government Support SMB's?

Picture: Ad in tomorrow’s Politico featuring Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow, a leading pet care franchise.

by John Beagle

The Job Creators Network (JCN) is highlighting their national advertising campaign that criticizes the National Labor Relation Board's (NLRB) recent recommendation that franchisors be considered "joint employers" with their franchisees.

The Senate HELP Committee is holding a hearing to examine the "joint employer" recommendation tomorrow, and JCN will have a full page ad in Politico to coincide with the hearing.

"We are confident that the Senate HELP Committee’s hearing on the 'joint employer' standard will demonstrate that the NLRB General Counsels suggestion is wrong for American small businesses,”" said Alfredo Ortiz, CEO of the Job Creators Network. “Our members provide real jobs and real opportunities for the middle class in America, and the government should support such small business growth instead of increasing the barriers to entry for those seeking to invest in the franchise model.”

The ad is part of JCN’s ongoing national advertising campaign defending the franchise system that is under threat by the NLRB's General Counsel's recommendation that franchisors be considered “joint employers” with their franchisees, a major shift in labor law that will drive up the costs of purchasing a franchise and choke off opportunity for tens of thousands of new small business owners.

The three people who are speaking for JCNs national campaign and the SMB franchise systems in America are:

Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow, has widely spoken about the negative impact of the NLRB recommendation from her position as a franchisor. Stephen Bienko, Founder, and President, 42 Holdings; a franchisee of College Hunks Hauling Junk, has spoken about the position of a franchisee.

Michael Lotito, Co-Chair Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute, Labor Lawyer and NLRB expert, speaks on the legal specifics of the NLRB recommendation.

Job Creators Network (JCN) is the voice of real job creators that has been missing from the debate on jobs and our economic crisis. JCN members talk about paychecks, not politics, helping the public and policymakers understand how to create jobs. For more information please visit and

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