In this episode, we’re discussing the ongoing battle between Florida's governor, Ron DeSantis, and Disney. It all started when Disney spoke out against a bill in Florida that restricts school children from talking about the “don’t say gay” bill. Disney has been striving to be more inclusive and representative in their content and employment practices. In *alleged* retaliation, Governor DeSantis threatened to remove Disney's special district status, which would shift the cost of managing Disney's infrastructure onto taxpayers. Tune in to discover how Disney is mitigating this and what you can learn from this in your own small business.
Listen now and discover: How crucial it is for business owners to feel empowered to express their opinions without facing retaliation from the government
Where consumer rights stand when it comes to supporting brands that align with their values
The need for businesses to consider the ethical implications of their actions and decisions, beyond just providing products or services
And so much more!
Your small business takeaway: Every small business has the right to exercise free speech and express their values – even if it means taking a stance on social issues – however, they should be prepared with a responsible plan for any fallout that might come with it.