I’m tired of hearing but, but small business.
If your business model requires paying poverty wages.
It might just be a lousy business model.
If everyone else has to meet a liveable wage requirement.
Then your business model might improve.
If it still does not work.
Then design a new one.
Time is given in the proposed increase in minimum wage,
Use it wisely is my reply.
I run a small business, this last year has been hard.
You learn to adapt
You adapt your business model.
If not, change what you do.
Nobody said it was easy.
As an employer you are duty bound to do everything you can for your employees.