- Posted October 4, 2013 by
Important Gov. Business Resource Websites DOWN!
Websites include: NIST, Census.gov, NSA, NASA, etc. All of these websites provide essential research and product development data needed for writing academic papers, lab reports, and even doing product simulation analyses.
For my personal business and college experience, this has had the following effects: inhibiting my ability to write accurate lab reports, delaying product development due to inaccessibility to accurate materials resources, limiting product simulation capabilities as a small business (not yet able to afford high-end simulation software like ANSYS), reducing the credibility of important academic/business reports & proposals, and even limiting my business's access to government small-business financing resources.
Am I angry, definitely!
In a broader context though, I know I am not the only one experiencing these aggravating issues. Not only has the government already affected Wall-Street stock prices across all major indices, the shutdown has had major affects on the abilities of small businesses to move forward with the generation of new products and economic activity.
Young entrepreneur's, like myself, might even become discouraged from starting small-businesses if this shutdown last long enough!
Usually, the politicians in Washington only concern themselves with the value of large-scale companies and the effects their policies have on the publicly traded market. This is likely due to the fact that large-companies are their main sponsors. However, let this short iReport remind them, that even Apple (one of the most valuable companies in the world) started as a garage-based, student start up that, undoubtedly, at one point relied on government resources to grow and prosper.