Denny’s, Papa John’s, Hostess Twinkie…These companies highlight concerns about government regulation, intervention, and growing fears about the impact of healthcare costs. As Hostess employees look for new jobs, let’s start a conversation about what this mean to YOU?

Let’s start with healthcare…

You know, I just get dazed and confused when I listen to politicians and pundits discuss healthcare and the effect on business people. I’m on a mission to ask smart business owners what their questions and possible solutions are to healthcare and other business regulations. Jim Criniti, president of Zoom Drain and Sewer, would like to see a cost v. benefits analysis of the options. So would I. Al Levi of Appleseed Business shares his ideas for restructuring healthcare. Smart!

Who eats Twinkies anyway?

It’s not just healthcare costs. It’s not just tax rates. There are lots of variables that add up to business success. Perhaps Twinkies are just no longer relevant. When was the last time you ate one? (Sure, there was a run on Twinkies after the layoffs. Collector’s item Twinkies don’t count.) There were many challenges that caused the Hostess workers to strike. There is a lot of responsibility to be claimed for the lost jobs. Don’t believe that there is a single regulation – or even an administration – that caused the company’s demise.

Somebody is going to be successful in business today. It might as well be you.

Thoughts about this blog? About healthcare or other business regulations? Video your response and send it to me at contact@barebonesbiz.com

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