Hearings

Bridging the Entrepreneurial Gap: Addressing Barriers to Small Business Formation and Growth

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade will meet for a field hearing titled, “Bridging the Entrepreneurial Gap: Addressing Barriers to Small Business Formation and Growth.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 A.M. on Monday, December 11, 2017 in Room 209 of the Village of Deerfield Hall, 850 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL

This hearing will examine federal regulations that inhibit entrepreneurs and provide Subcommittee Members an opportunity to learn about the current barriers to entrepreneurship.  It will also examine potential solutions to these challenges and methods utilized by entrepreneurs to achieve prosperity, such as capitalizing on emerging industries and fostering innovation.

Attachments
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List
3. Hearing Memo 

Witnesses
Mr. Steven Whittington
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
LifeWorking Enterprise, LLC
Lake Forest, IL
Testimony
Disclosure

Ms. Meg Barnhart
Founder and Co-Creator
The Zen of Slow Cooking
Lake Forest, IL
Testimony
Disclosure

Mr. David Borris
Owner
Hel’s Kitchen Catering
Northbrook, IL
Testimony
Disclosure

Ms. Cheryl Besenjak
Partner
Grow Well Farms, LLC
Hoffman Estates, IL
Testimony
Disclosure