02 Jul 2018 1:51 PM | Shannon Ainsley (Administrator)

According to the Meriam dictionary, freedom is: 1. the quality or state of being free, such as a)the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action; b) liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another; independence; and, c)the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous.

Think about what FREEDOM means to you and what freedom means to your business. What does freedom really mean? Does it mean freedom of speech? The First Amendment only limits government infringement on speech. The First Amendment does not give every United States citizen the right to express themselves however they would like, without fear of consequences from other citizens. Second, when it comes to government restriction of speech in the business world, it is also important to understand that speech in business is less protected than other areas of speech. Businesses are subject to consumer protection laws, trademark and copyright laws, regulatory agencies, employment discrimination laws, etc. How is this possible under the First Amendment? The answer is that there are many exceptions that have been developed by the courts, specifically applicable to the world of business.

The lure of freedom in a business is that one may have the ability to spend time and money as seen fit. Financial freedom enables you to not only grow your business and pay your employees, but to also give your family the quality of life you want for them. Freedom enables you to invest time in causes that matter to you, whether that is with your family, friends or hobbies. This has all been stemming from a core passion afforded by the overall foundation of freedom that our country was founded upon.

Work hard be productive and above all else stay positive.

Peggy White,Executive Director 

Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce 

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