Do taxes hinder small-business growth, hiring?

07/1/2011 | Fox Business Small Business Center

Taxes place a huge burden on small businesses, according to many owners and business groups. Those higher costs have discouraged some owners from hiring more workers, they say. "Business owners are reluctant to hire because they don't know what the cost of that employee will be," said NFIB's Karen Harned. "We're still seeing consumers reluctant to spend, and that has the most direct impact on our small-business owners."

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