August 12, 2020  

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Many business owners find that, for various reasons, they need to hire a lobbyist. Whether it's a zoning issue, a policy issue or a procurement opportunity, a good lobbying effort can work miracles for a business owner.

Lobbying Advice for Business Owners

  • How to Hire a Lobbyist - Hiring a lobbyist is a logical step for trade associations and large companies. But if you think all it takes to hire an effective lobbyist is a fat bank account, you've got a lot to learn before you're ready to tackle the halls of government.
  • Lobbying Firms That Work For Small Businesses - Big businesses have historically relied on lobbyists to influence legislation in their favor. Now boutique lobby firms that cater to small businesses are springing up to help level the playing field for smaller companies.
  • How Small Businesses Can Lobby Government Agencies Without Hiring a Paid Lobbyist - You can't afford to hire a lobbyist, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to influence lawmakers. Here's how to lobby government agencies without the expense of a professional political lobbyist.
  • Reasons to Hire a Lobbyist - Hiring a lobbyist sounds like an extravagance for most business owners. But there are actually many reasons why investing in a political lobbyist is in your company's best interest.
  • How to Find a Lobbyist - You've decided that your association needs a lobbyist. But now comes the hard part -- finding the lobbyist or lobbying firm that fits your goals and budget.
  • Questions to Ask a Lobbyist Before Hiring a Lobbying Firm - Leaders who have never worked with a lobbyist before can feel out of their depth during hiring interviews. Here are some of the questions you need to ask prospective lobbyists before making a hiring decision.

  • Tips for Hiring a Lobbying Firm - Hiring a lobbying firm can be a smart decision for an association or business interest. These tips will help you hire the lobbyist who is most capable of helping you achieve your legislative objectives.
  • Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Lobbying Firm - Surprise, surprise, there are plenty of things that can wrong when hiring a political lobbying firm. Here are the mistakes you'll definitely want to avoid.
  • How to Work With a Lobbying Firm - Paid lobbyists can work wonders, but only when business leaders understand their role in the relationship. Here's how to work with a lobbying firm to get the biggest bang for your lobbying bucks.
  • How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Lobbyist? - Paid political lobbyists command a high paycheck in today's economy. But how much does it really cost to hire a lobbyist and how can your organization reduce lobbing expenses?
  • Lobbyist Agreement Terms and Conditions - Politics is a tough business and some lobbyists are willing to bend the rules to gain an advantage. But it's your responsibility to make sure your agreement's terms and conditions recognize the ethical boundaries.
  • Mistakes to Avoid When Lobbying a Government Agency - Some business organizations hire paid lobbyists while others conduct their own lobbying efforts. Either way, there are some mistakes you need to avoid when lobbying a government agency.
  • Grassroots Lobbying Tips - Grassroots politics can be a powerful tool for business owners. Here's how you can use grassroots lobbying techniques to advance your company's political agenda.
  • Lobbying Tips for Entrepreneurs - Most entrepreneurs can't afford a high-priced, Washington lobbying firm. But they can actively participate in the political process by applying a handful of essential lobbying tips and strategies.
  • How Much Is Spent on Lobbying? - Everyone knows that lobbying is big business in the U.S. But how much is actually spent on lobbying each year? And what does that mean for American business owners?
  • Lobbying for Zoning and Land Use Changes - Business owners can use lobbying to achieve any number of objectives at the municipal level including lobbying local authorities for zoning and land use changes.
  • How to Build a Lobbying Coalition - Coalitions can multiply the effectiveness of your lobbying efforts. Here's how to build a lobbying coalition around the issues that are important to you and your company.




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