Small Business Prominent at Conventions

September 4, 2012

Small business has been a common talking point for both Republicans and Democrats during their national conventions with both parties giving small business an elevated role in addressing the convention and working on the party platform.


Senate Takes up Cybersecurity Legislation

August 1, 2012

The Senate this week is taking up cyber security legislation to institute voluntary standards for the most critical infrastructure systems (e.g. electric grids, banking systems, etc.) to enhance security requirements.


Behind the .US “Dream Big” Contest Winners

July 24, 2012

Recently, NSBA Corporate Partner Neustar and .US released the full stories of the "Small Business Dream Big Contest" winners: American-owned and operated Fast Fine Classics, a Florida-based automotive restoration shop, and Apples2Apples, a restaurant consultancy


NSBA Call to Action: Support SBIR Program

July 11, 2012

NSBA and its high-tech arm, the Small Business Technology Council, is urging small businesses to support the Small Business Innovation and Research program by joining us in opposing regulations proposed by SBA which would create massive loopholes opening the program to foreign and large corporations.


Start-ups Converge on Washington, D.C.

June 20, 2012

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, representatives from 18 start-up companies will converge on Washington, D.C. to discuss a variety of issues important to the start-up community, including, but not limited to, the NSBA-supported Startup Act 2.0 (#StartupAct). Startup Act 2.0 is a bill introduced by Sens. Jerry Moran...


Advocacy Small Business Economy Report

March 27, 2012

Late last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy released their annual  “Small Business Economy 2011” report which provides various data about America’s small-business community. Included in the report is data about small-business lending, number of firms, firm creations, sales and so on, and the report includes trending...


Advocacy Unveils New Research Tool

March 14, 2012

On Tuesday, March 13, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy unveiled a new research tool, the Small Business Data Resources, for small-business data which provides a comprehensive list of data sources and the type of data provided, along with hyperlinks to each data source.