With President-elect Donald Trump in the process of transitioning from Trump Tower to the Oval Office, industries across the country are wondering how his promises to ease regulation might impact their futures.
One thing is for sure: for many on Main Street, the notion of deregulation is welcome. Nonpartisan advocacy groups say a Trump presidency may spark new, important discussions about how regulations impact the country's smallest businesses.
"We have the opportunity in the next year to really address how the government looks at all types of regulations, and clearing the underbrush," says Todd McCracken, president and CEO of the National Small Business Association. "There's not a lot of prescriptive detail in Trump's platforms … a group like ours can help him fill in the blanks."
From labor rules to Obamacare, here's what small business advocates say they'd like to see addressed by the new administration to ease regulatory burden for small companies.