Posts Tagged ‘Ron Aldridge’

NFIB survey: Small business owners uncertain about future

JACKSON — Small-business optimism remained flat in August, dropping 0.1 points from July for a final reading of 94.0, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). While the total reading showed essentially no change over the month prior, a look at the individual indicators reveals incongruent details. Job creation plans leapt to a […] [...]

NFIB: Index drop ends ‘any hope of revival in confidence’

JACKSON — Small-business optimism remained in tepid territory in June, as the National Federation of Independent Business’ monthly economic index dropped just under a point (0.9) and landed at 93.5 — effectively ending any hope of a revival in confidence among job creators, NFIB says. Six of the 10 index components fell, while two rose […] [...]

Business owners can determine if customers can carry firearms on premises

by Clay Chandler Published: June 28,2013

Tags: conceal carry, firearms, Jim Hood, NFIB, Ron Aldridge, Second Amendment, small businesses

Starting Monday, state law will allow firearms to be openly carried without a permit. House Bill 2, passed during the last session, was celebrated by supporters as an important step to protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. It essentially permits those who are not convicted felons to have on their person firearms that […] [...]

Ron Aldridge takes Woodmen board seat

Ron Aldridge, of Jackson, is now a member of the board of directors of Woodmen of the World/Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society. Aldridge has been an attorney-at-law in Aldridge Law Office since 1977. He has served as the Mississippi state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, representing 3,500 small business owners, from 1989-92 […] [...]

Bill seeks to end accelerated sales tax system

by Clay Chandler Published: January 25,2013

Tags: National Federation of Independent Businesses, Phil Bryant, Ron Aldridge, taxes

Legislation that sits in the House and Ways and Means Committee would offer relief at the end of the state fiscal year for taxpayers who collect sales taxes. Currently, taxpayers who collect sales and use taxes — which encompasses almost all of the state’s small businesses — are allowed to remit them to the state […] [...]

NFIB director discusses issues facing state’s small businesses

by Clay Chandler Published: July 8,2012

Tags: National Federation of Independent Business, Ron Aldridge, small business

There are a lot of news stories and much campaign rhetoric about the challenges confronting small businesses everywhere. The Mississippi Business Journal asked Ron Aldridge, state director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), to address the leading issues facing the state’s small business owners. He says for the first time in almost four […] [...]

Report says low to middle-income licensing too burdensome in state

A recent study by the Institute for Justice confirmed what small business advocate Ron Aldridge already knew: Mississippi’s licensing requirements for low- and middle-income occupations are excessive. The IJ report, released in May, reveals that Mississippi has what it calls “barriers of entry” for 55 of 102 low- and middle-income occupations examined. Four states license […] [...]

Eminent Domain: Good Business… or Bad?

by Stephen McDill Published: July 18,2011

Tags: eminent domain, Leland Speed, MDA, Nissan, Ron Aldridge, Toyota

Eminent domain remains a hotbed of discussion in the Mississippi business community. MBJ staff writers Ted Carter and Stephen McDill interview NFIB state director Ron Aldridge and Parkway Properties chairman and interim MDA director Leland Speed. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 [...]

Loosening the purse strings

Small businesses receiving loans from Mississippi’s planning and development districts could possibly see their interest rates lowered under a bill that cleared the Senate last week. Senate Bill 2954 would delete the requirement that PDDs charge a minimum 5 percent interest rate on loans they make to small businesses in their service areas. Instead, the […] [...]

Registered lobbyists preparing to represent clients’ issues to Legislature

by Lynn Lofton Published: January 2,2011

Tags: Hayes Dent, Mississippi Legislature, Rims Barber, Ron Aldridge

When the 2011 Mississippi Legislature convenes Jan. 4, registered lobbyists will be on hand to make their clients’ issues known to representatives and senators. Hayes Dent of Yazoo City says it’s clear to all observers that the state’s budget will be the key issue in this session. “There are two separate and distinct philosophical views […] [...]

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