NSBA Speaks out in Favor of Swipe Fee Reform

March 10, 2011

Today, NSBA President Todd McCracken joined Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) at the Capitol in support of swipe fee reform. McCracken and Durbin were joined by nearly 100 small-business owners as they urged Congress and the Federal Reserve (the Fed) to protect commonsense swipe fee reform enacted last year. In 2010, Congress...

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FDIC Hotline for Small-Biz Lending Complaints

January 18, 2011

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) last week hosted a forum focused on “Overcoming Obstacles to Small Business Lending,” with both NSBA staff and members in attendance. The forum was highlighted by a panel discussion, moderated by CNBC, featuring: Sheila Bair, chair of the FDIC; Ben Bernanke, chair of the...

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Access to Capital a Top Small-Biz Concern

January 11, 2011

While encouraging economic symbols continue to emerge, evidence shows access to capital remains a concern for America’s small-business owners. The recently released Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Study found that only 40 percent of private business owners in the U.S. reported having the resources (capital, staff, etc) necessary for growth; and...

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SBA Lending Up, SBLF Materials Available

January 4, 2011

Access to capital continues to be a significant challenge for many small businesses. Unfortunately the issue continues to take two steps forward and one step back as progress is continually accompanied by funding challenges. While the Treasury Department just this week finally released details for the Small Business Lending Fund,...

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