Why these business owners are hiring (well, most of them)

Fiscal cliff, be damned. Sure, they hate the uncertainty in Washington, but some of America's top entrepreneurs say now is a great time to hire new talent.

'We must hire regardless of the fiscal cliff'

Eric Ryan
  • The expert: Eric Ryan
  • The company: Co-Founder and Chief Brand Architect, Method

"Our business is enjoying great growth, which is putting us in a position that we must hire regardless of the looming fiscal cliff. If we don't, our business will slow down because of missed opportunities.

"As a premium positioned brand, our biggest fear is a hit to consumer spending power due to more money flowing to the government. This country is so dependent on consumer spending to fuel the economy that any increase in government revenue brings risk of economic slowdown."

- Last updated December 17 2012 11:37 AM ET

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