Without a doubt, government is an important entity. The government controls billions of dollars and many industries lobby so their industries will benefit from government funds and projects. Often, small businesses feel powerless to get their needs and concerns before Congress, but there are still people ready to fight for the men and women who are small business owners.
While most may not be familiar with his name, Wayne Hartung worked to get the concerns of small business owners across the country before Congress. He felt qualified to do so because Wayne Hartung himself is an entrepreneur and business owner. He founded his first business as a university student and became the President of a paint and collision company in 1998.
Wayne Hartung was recognized for his own success in business in Alabama by Senator Tom Delay. It was Senator Tom Delay who asked Wayne Hartung to be the small business delegate for lower Alabama. Honored to be asked, Wayne Hartung agreed. As the delegate, Wayne Hartung represented business needs and concerns to Congress. In addition to raising small business concerns, Wayne Hartung worked with legislators to obtain grants for small and minority businesses.
Even though small business owners may feel powerless by themselves, together, they make a strong and powerful group. Many senators rely on small business owners to support them and they make promises to small business owners that they may or may not keep. As a small business delegate, Wayne Hartung worked continuously to make sure Congress did not forget their promises to help their small business constituents. That is why Wayne Hartung worked with the legislators to help small business owners get grants for their businesses. As a business owner himself, Wayne Hartung understands how important and critical grants and loans are for continued operation and growth.