Part of the conversations I have had lately all revolve around how someone I know has lost their job, or they know someone who was laid off or fired from a job they thought was their golden ticket to retirement age. The sad reality is most employers do not care about their employees, they only care about their wallets. This includes not wanting to pay Uncle Sam (taxes) or pay their employees what they are worth. This goes for both big corporations, and the small business that sells the stuff you love but complain is too expensive. So what gives? Should we revolt? Should we march on Washington? Actually in some cases we definitely should, but in this instance, it is important to remember why small businesses matter. They matter not only to your paycheck, but to your communities around the US, and globe.