Really? Maybe you're a crappy small business owner. My small business is doing just fine. Also, the whole "you didn't build it" speech. You took it totally out of context. You could say that you built the business from the ground up, if that's what you literally did. Did you create every piece of your business. Did you grind rocks to pour concrete? Did you chop down trees to make wood to frame your building? No, that would be ridiculous. No one has the time or the resources for that. Yes, the business was your idea, and your hard work grew your business, but don't forget to give credit to the nation that allowed you to start your business, the banks that gave you your loans, the companies that literally built your business.