Unless you have already retreated to your off-the grid bunker, it has been impossible to avoid the constant conversation of the dreaded fiscal cliff. If you are already stowed away in said bunker, then you probably aren’t reading this, so keep calm and carry on. You also probably think the world is ending at midnight, in which case, none of this matters anyway. BUT! If you are the average Jo or Joanne, then you know that our country is hurtling toward the edge of the fiscal cliff Thelma and Louise style. Lots of things are being said, recriminations made, and fingers pointed. But what does all this mean for the small business. Whether you are thinking about starting a small business or are already the proprietor of one, the fiscal cliff will affect you. Follow the jump to find out just what the implications of the fiscal cliff will be if you are looking to begin your small business (ad)venture. Tomorrow we will explore what it means if you already have.