Whitman used a high-profile speech before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to urge lawmakers to steer clear of any new online taxes. While eBay, Yahoo, Google and Amazon make the most headlines, the Internet is the “best place on earth to start a small business,” she argued.
“The Internet has leveled the playing field between entrepreneurs, small businesses and big brands,” said Whitman. “The success of e-commerce is the success of millions of invisible pioneers in garages and spare bedrooms from New York to St. Louis, from LA to Sioux City. They have discovered the Net is the best place to start a small business, and they are going after their dreams of entrepreneurial success with a vengeance.”
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