Advocacy 2010 Report on Reg Flex Act

March 8, 2011

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) recently released its 2010 Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), which highlights Advocacy’s efforts to compel federal agencies to comply with the RFA and Executive Order 13272, which strengthens the RFA. The RFA was designed to address the ever-growing...

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SBA Issues Final 8(a) Rules

March 1, 2011

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a package of final rules updating and revising its 8(a) Business Development program. The new rules represent the first comprehensive overhaul of the program since June 1998. They become effective March 14, 2011. The rules are aimed at ensuring that the benefits...

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Budget: SBA

February 16, 2011

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) fared fairly well in President Barack Obama’s 2012 Budget Proposal. SBA The administration proposed allocating $985 million to the SBA in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. In FY 2011, the agency received $993 million in core budget funding. The 2012 budget proposal still represents a...

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Advocacy Releases 2009 Small Biz Economy Report

February 1, 2011

Late last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) released their annual report, The Small Business Economy: A Report to the President, which reviewed the 2009 economic environment for small businesses. According to the report—and in-line with NSBA’s own economic reports, small businesses faced challenging economic conditions throughout...

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Small-Biz Panels Step Up SBA Oversight

February 1, 2011

The leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the U.S. House Committee on Small Business recently have communicated their intention to conduct extensive oversight of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) during the upcoming Congress. They have expressed a desire to identify duplicative or ineffective...

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