New legislation gives small business incentives

By Katherine Kington - email | Twitter

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Kathy Jackson, owner of The Sample Shop, says she wakes up every day happy to be a small business owner, "we love being a small business owner because it's so intimate and you really get to know the customers." but sometimes owning your own store can be financially difficult.

That's why many Georgians say this piece of legislation could make a huge impact and get business owners out there hiring the unemployed

It's not just the small business that will benefit from this.

With the incentive to hire the unemployed, many citizens left without work could find their luck turning around. Jackson says, "I think it's a wonderful idea and I think it's something the country really needs to get behind and support those people that are unemployed."

For every unemployed hire, the company will receive a quarterly credit towards their unemployment tax.

The government is specifically targeting the small businesses for economic growth and job development. Viks Chilkuri, owner of Café Le Rue, says, "I really like that it's real narrow and focused rather than just be out there and you have to search for it, So I think it will work."

The legislation will now go to the Governor's office for final approval and signature.

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