Small Biz Owners Weigh In On Economic Crisis

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Doris McMillon is the President and Chief Strategist Officer for McMillon Communications, Inc. in Fort Washington, Md. McMillon Communications hide caption

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Doris McMillon

Doris McMillon is the President and Chief Strategist Officer for McMillon Communications, Inc. in Fort Washington, Md.

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While small businesses employ fewer than 500 people, or in most cases fewer than 20, they account for half of U.S. economic output. And with cash short these days, many small businesses are on the front lines of the credit crisis.

A panel of small business operators describes the toll the crisis is taking. They are: Andy Shallal, owner of Busboys and Poets restaurant and lounge in the Washington, D.C. area.; Doris McMillon, president and chief strategist for Fort Washington, Md.-based McMillon Communications, which helps train executives to face the media; and Daniel Parra, managing director of the Latino Economic Development Corporation in Maryland.

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