Advocacy Meeting on Digital Tools

March 2, 2022

The Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is holding a virtual roundtable / listening session on March 23, 2022 to hear directly from small businesses about their views on access to and use of digital tools. The use of digital tools is a key enabler for small businesses to innovate, grow and compete, and they also serve as a critical tool for doing business globally.

In September 2021, The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) held its inaugural meeting to reaffirm the TTC’s objectives to: coordinating approaches to key global technology, economic, and trade issues; and deepening transatlantic trade and economic relations, basing policies on shared democratic values. Various working groups comprised of federal agencies were formed to support these initiatives. The Office of Advocacy is a member of the Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Working Group and is an independent voice for small business within the federal government.
The purpose of the listening sessions is to develop recommendations for U.S. and EU policymakers to implement, including under the TTC, that will help accelerate SME access to and the uptake of digital technologies.
The virtual meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on March 23, 2022, on the Microsoft Teams platform.
Please RSVP to Rosalyn.Steward@sba.gov. A meeting link will be provided to you when you RSVP.