October 16, 2013. Small businesses who were forced to ride the economic wave which limited consumer demand have begun to see improvements in market demand overall. Despite the market growth, many small businesses are relying on their enhanced infrastructure to run with a leaner crew, rather than hire additional employees. The National Federation of Independent Business notes that those small businesses that are hiring are often keeping their new-hires as part-time employees as they test the new regulatory waters of Obamacare. Questions about how Obamacare is affecting your business? Contact the Goosmann Law Firm at 712.226.4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.