Bipartisan Lawmakers Sign Small Business Pledge

October 17, 2012

NSBA is pleased to recognize a number of lawmakers representing both sides of the aisle who signed on to the NSBA Small Business Pledge thereby stating their commitment to support pro-small-business policies.


New Report: Wellness Programs Impact Bottom Line

September 27, 2012

Today, NSBA and Humana Inc., released a groundbreaking new report on wellness programs in small businesses which found that, while most small businesses don't offer such programs, three of four that do report a positive impact on their bottom line.


NSBA Testifies on Sequestration

September 20, 2012

Last week, NSBA Board Member ML Mackey of Beacon Interactive Systems in Cambridge, Massachusetts testified before Congress on the likely impact sequestration will have on America’s small-business community—specifically, small-business contractors. Throughout the hearing, held by the U.S. House Committee on Small Business, Mackey warned that, while the federal deficit is...


Sequestration: What it Means for Small Business

September 19, 2012

The Office of Management and Budget last week released a report to Congress detailing the expected impacts of sequestration on the federal budget which outlines what programs and agencies will likely be cut and by how much.


NSBA Call with Commerce Under Secretary Eric Hirschhorn

September 18, 2012

On Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 2:00 EDT, NSBA and SBEA will host a teleconference featuring Eric Hirschhorn, Under Secretary of the U.S Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security who will discuss small-business export issues, including export control reform.


NSBA Leadership to Testify on JOBS Act Implementation

September 11, 2012

Tomorrow, NSBA Treasurer Jeff Van Winkle of Clark Hill, PLC in Grand Rapids, Michigan will testify before Congress on the importance of easing access to capital for small business as the Securities and Exchange Commission works to implement the NSBA-supported JOBS Act.


Use It or Lose It Rule for Health FSAs May Be Eliminated

August 8, 2012

The IRS has issued guidance on new rules for Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs) which establishes a limit of $2,500 on employee contributions as of 2014, and also has specifically requested input on whether or not to eliminate the so-called “use it or lose it” rule for health FSAs.


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.