How will the mid-term elections affect your business?  Panel discussion: Jay Goltz gives his take on how this important election will impact small business.

Democrat? Republican? Independent? Libertarian? That doesn't matter. Smart business owners put their political leanings aside and manage their companies based on realities and facts.

So what will be the reality after the mid-term elections? How will policy in DC affect your company? Will there be more or less regulations? Will crowdfunding become reality? Will immigration law be passed? Will there be tax reform?

Join this webinar in which Gene Marks, an author, columnist and small business owner, moderates a panel of experts from Entrepreneur.com, The New York Times and Yahoo! Finance to discuss the biggest issues facing small businesses this election season and how things are expected to play out.

Gene Marks, Moderator

Gene Marks is a small business owner, technology expert, author and columnist. He writes regularly for leading US media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, Inc. Magazine and Entrepreneur. He has authored five books on business management and appears regularly on Fox News, Fox Business, MSNBC and CNBC. Gene runs a ten-person CRM and technology consulting firm outside of Philadelphia. Learn more at genemarks.com.

Jay Goltz, Panelist

Jay Goltz, who writes Thinking Entrepreneur for the NY Times You're the Boss blog, started his custom frame shop, Artists Frame Service, right out of college. It has grown from $70,000 in revenue in 1978 and is now the largest picture-framing store in the country — with more than 20 times the revenue of the average framing shop. Mr. Goltz, whose companies employ more than 100 people and produce more than $15 million in revenue, also started and runs Chicago Art Source and Jayson Home. He has been featured in an Inc. magazine cover story, is the author of “The Street-Smart Entrepreneur” (Addicus Books, 1997), and has written a monthly column for Fortune Small Business. He serves as a mentor with the William J. Clinton Foundation’s Urban Enterprise Initiative.

Rick Newman, Panelist

Rick Newman is a columnist for Yahoo! Finance in New York City, covering business and economic trends for the world’s largest financial news site. Rick is also a frequent commentator on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, ABC, and other TV and radio networks. Before moving to New York in 2001, Rick spent 12 years in Washington, where he covered the Pentagon for U.S. News & World Report and earned several awards, including the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. Rick has two teenage kids and lives in Westchester County, NY.

Ray Hennessey, Panelist 

Ray Hennessey is editorial director of Entrepreneur.com. Previously, he was director of business news at the FOX Business Network, where he managed day-to-day editorial operations for the channel. Before joining FOX News in 2007, Ray spent a decade at Dow Jones in a variety of positons, notably editor of SmartMoney.com and news editor for Dow Jones Newswires. For six years, he authored the IPO Outlook column for The Wall Street Journal and appeared daily on CNBC television. He was also a regular on-air contributor to CBS News.