NSBA Reaction to President Obama’s Jobs Address

September 8, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz   Washington, D.C. – Following President Barack Obama’s jobs address to the joint session of Congress this evening, NSBA echoes the President’s calls for bipartisanship, and urges Congress and the administration to act now and act in a bipartisan manner on proposals that will help America’s lagging small-business...

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NSBA Cautions Lawmakers Against Patent Reform

September 7, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz   Washington, D.C. – With the U.S. Senate scheduled this week to consider patent reform legislation, NSBA is urging lawmakers to vote only once they have a full understanding of how the America Invents Act will negatively impact small businesses.NSBA strongly opposes to the America Invents Act due to its severe tilting...

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NSBA Signs on as Supporter of Upcoming Forum on Patent Law

August 22, 2011

NOTE: The Forum has been postponed to Tuesday, Aug. 30. Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz   Washington, D.C. – NSBA this week signed on as a supporter of the upcoming Forum on the Overhaul of U.S. Patent Law on Monday, August 29, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C....

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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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