I know a lot of small business owners. Many of them say that they work 20 days of every month to pay their rent and the other 10 days goes to everything else. I think commercial rent needs to go down. I think this would do a lot for our struggling economy. And with as bad as things are, rent doesn't seem to be going down. How bad do things have to get before landlords will give their tenents a break on rent? Many small business' are struggling. It would help our entire economy if their rent went down. Cheaper products, they would hire more people or pay better wages, and the business owner would make more of a profit and spend it out there in America. And also, people might go out and start a new business if rent wasn't so expensive. I have looked into it. You have to have a lot of money to start a business. When my grandparents came to this country, they could start a restaurant by taking out loans. They would contact the cigarette vending machine company and get $5K from them and the vending machine profits would pay off the loan. They would get a loan from the milk man, who would deliver milk to the store and pay himself back with the profits. We need to make it easier for people to start a business. I've looked into it, and it almost seems like you have to be rich to start a business. You need to be prepared to take a loss for 12 months. How many of us can afford to try this?