I'm a small business owner. If I need to hire more people I will hire them. We are just barely surviving so I don't have time to waste on political demonstrations at the expense of my profit margin.
The demonstrations against Wall St. don't bother me as a businessman because they aren't focused on my level of business. And I figure the "big boys" can take care of themselves (they always have). I doubt they are worried, or bothered, by the protests, but for entirely different reasons than mine... the protests simply won't have any effect on them.
I'm not entirely sure what the protesters want to accomplish or how they intend to do it, but if the "Tea Party" thinks the protests are aimed at small business, then I think they are blinder than blind.