Innovation and entrepreneurship form the engine of the American economy and drive progress in our society. American inventors gave us the automobile and the airplane, the personal computer and the Internet, along with countless other life-changing technologies. Entrepreneurs touch nearly every facet of every industry in this country.

Because entrepreneurial ideas and businesses are so diverse, it is easy to think that finding common ground would be hard. In fact, the opposite is true. As entrepreneurs we may differ in our professional interests, but we are bound by some common goals:

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First off, we want less red tape. Government bureaucracy stands in the way of innovation. Entrepreneurs are innovators, not administrators, but too often we are hindered by archaic compliance laws that fly in the face of common sense.

At the same time, we need increased access to capital and markets, which includes more opportunities to sell to the government. Small businesses make up 99.7 percent of employer firms in the United States, but only 23 percent of federal prime contracts go to small firms.

Entrepreneurs could also benefit from new export markets. America has 5 percent of the world’s population while contributing to 16 percent of the world’s GDP. We deserve a level playing field for American companies and higher standards for American workers.

Finally, we want simplified taxes. The cost of tax compliance is 206 percent greater for small firms than it is for large ones, and 74 percent of small businesses report that federal tax compliance has a significant impact on the day-to-day operation of their business.

My career has alternated between the private and public sectors, and from boardrooms to campaigns trails. If I’ve realized anything, it’s that entrepreneurs need political leaders who share our goals.

Over the years I’ve met a number of business-minded politicians, but Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump's election integrity commission will meet for first time in July Poll: Most Wisconsin voters disapprove of Trump’s performance OPINION: CNN shines in 'Russian Connection' special MORE stands out in her passion for helping entrepreneurs. As the Senator from New York, she cosponsored an amendment to expand tax breaks to small companies. As Secretary of State, she pioneered the Global Entrepreneurship Program to empower entrepreneurs across the globe. And at last month’s Women’s Economic Opportunity Summit, she promised, if elected, to become the first “small business President.”

Hillary understands the entrepreneurial mindset and struggle, and her issues are our issues. Since launching her campaign, she has committed herself to cutting red tape, improving access to capital, tapping new markets, and providing tax relief. And she has only just begun.

I’m hardly alone in my support. Entrepreneurs have solved some of our country’s toughest problems, and, increasingly, they are coming to understand that Hillary is the best choice to lead our country through the challenges ahead. In fact, a recent survey by INC Magazine, shows that more high-growth entrepreneurs support Hillary as their candidate than any other candidate on either side of the aisle.

Entrepreneurs deserve to know that their interests are being represented in government and that whoever takes the White House in 2016 has the right experience, values, and vision to better those interests. Hillary Clinton, more than any other candidate, can best ensure that small businesses grow and that entrepreneurs thrive.

Porges is a successful serial entrepreneur, investor and global entrepreneurship advocate. She is a co-founder of Entrepreneurs for Hillary and served most recently as National Finance co-chair for the Ready for Hillary PAC.