What does small business care about?
How has small business fared over the past four years and what are owners looking for in the next president?
The Globe asked four small-business owners from four sectors — technology, health care, retail, and professional services — to discuss the issues and their views of the presidential race as it enters its final days. Here is the edited conversation with Paul Bardaro, partner at Malden accounting firm Rucci, Bardaro & Barrett P.C.; Meredith Flynn-Ripley, chief executive of MediaFriends Inc. of Cambridge; Gordon Thompson, chief executive of Westnet Inc. of Canton; and Alberto Calvo, chief executive of Stop and Compare Supermarkets.