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Clinton: 'I Want To Be The President For Small Business'

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
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Hillary Clinton will be on the campaign trail in New Hampshire and Iowa next week, where she’ll work to win over the world of small business, according to a senior campaign official.

Clinton reportedly thinks it’s important to support small businesses in the post-recession economy. She supports making capital more accessible for businesses and entrepreneurs, simplifying their taxes and offering relief and making it easier for them to export.

On April 20, Clinton admitted she was “surprised” by how many businesses were struggling. “Because people were telling me this as I traveled around the country the last two years, but I didn’t know what they were saying and it turns out that we are not producing as many small businesses as we use to,” she said in New Hampshire.

Next week, Clinton will discuss her ideas at a roundtable with small businesses owners. She has also mentioned cutting red tape for those businesses, but hasn’t detailed what that entails. "I want to be the president for small business,” she said in Las Vegas last week. 

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According to Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill, her support of Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is still being considered by Congress, would involve considering if it would "open new opportunities for our small businesses to export overseas" and protect domestic workers and companies. 

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