Mid-Year Report Shows Small Businesses Struggling

August 3, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz Washington, D.C. – The National Small Business Association (NSBA) today released its 2011 Mid-Year Economic Report  which shows that, despite a few bright spots including measured growth in past and projected hiring, America’s small businesses have diminishing confidence in both the U.S. economy and the future of...

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NSBA Board Member Testifies Before Senate Panel

July 5, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz   Washington, D.C. – David Ickert, National Small Business Association (NSBA) treasurer and past chair of the Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA) testified last week before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance. Ickert, of Air Tractor, Inc. in Olney,...

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Patent Reform Bill Will Crush Small-Business Innovation

June 22, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz   Washington, D.C. – NSBA is urging the House to reject the America Invents Act (H.R. 1249). This legislation will irreversibly damage the ability of small-business owners and entrepreneurs to create, develop and commercialize their innovations. “Small firms produce five times as many patents per revenue dollar as...

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Supreme Court Ruling Protects Small Businesses

June 19, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz Washington, D.C. – In an important victory for innovative small businesses throughout the U.S., the Supreme Court announced yesterday their ruling in favor of i4i—a small high-tech company—in their patent infringement suit against Microsoft. The unanimous ruling requires Microsoft to pay i4i $290 million. The case...

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NSBA-Supported Swipe Fee Reform Not Delayed

June 8, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz Washington, D.C. – NSBA applauds the Senate for their vote today in opposing additional delays to much-needed swipe-fee reform. The amendment in question, offered by Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) which would delay the swipe-fee provisions passed as part of the Restoring American Financial...

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NSBA Celebrates National Small Business Week

May 16, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan, VP of Public Affairs mbrogan@nsba.biz 202-552-2904 Washington, D.C. – This week, as we celebrate National Small Business Week, the National Small Business Association (NSBA) is urging small businesses to get connected and get involved. As a sponsor of National Small Business Week and various events throughout the week,...

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Senate Fails to Act on SBIR Bill

May 4, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate earlier today failed to act on the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 (S. 493). A motion for cloture offered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) failed to garner the needed 60 votes, primarily due to the insistence by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)...

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President Signs 1099 Repeal Bill

April 15, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz   Washington, D.C. – The President last night signed legislation, H.R. 4, to repeal the expanded 1099 reporting provision that was included as a pay-for in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act(PPACA). If allowed to run its course, this provision would have drastically expanded the number...

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New NSBA Survey on Small Business and Taxes

April 11, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz   Washington, D.C. – The National Small Business Association (NSBA) today released the 2011Small Business Taxation Survey. Released one week prior to the April 18 tax deadline, this survey provides detailed insight on how America’s small-business community is being impacted by federal taxes. In short: complexity and...

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NSBA Statement on the Potential Government Shutdown

April 8, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz Washington, D.C. – The National Small Business Association (NSBA) today weighed in on the looming government shutdown and how it would likely impact America’s small-business owners. NSBA President Todd McCracken had this to say: “Although NSBA is hopeful that Democratic and Republican leaders will work to...

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