One of President-elect Donald Trump's rallying cries is that regulation is a $2 trillion problem that's devastating American businesses, and that he is going to do away with it.
And while many small-business owners do struggle to stay atop what can feel like a constantly shifting terrain of new rules and norms, not all of them resent regulations the way Trump claims they do. CNBC spoke to entrepreneurs across the country and found that a surprising number of them even appreciate what regulations do for their businesses and their customers.
1. Regulation helps businesses earn customers' trust
"We look at regulation as our friend," says Jeff Dachis, the CEO and Founder of One Drop, a mobile platform for managing diabetes. Complying with extensive regulations is a way for One Drop to show that it is willing to work to make sure it will keep patients safe.