President’s FY 2014 Budget Released

April 10, 2013

The President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget was released Wednesday and includes some notable proposals including corporate tax reform and consolidation of SBA and a host of other business-related agencies into one massive business agency.


Sequestration Cuts Go Into Effect

March 7, 2013

Last week, $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts for FY 2013 went into effect. These arbitrary cuts, enacted under the Budget Control Act of 2011, will have a negative impact on small business’s ability to hire new employees, expand their firms, and plan for the future. For example, the cuts to...


Advocacy Report on Small Business Economy

February 20, 2013

Last week, the SBA Office of Advocacy, released its annual Small Business Economy Report for 2012 showing modest growth among America's small businesses, despite continued slow growth in jobs.


This week on the Hill: Immigration and Small Business Hearings

February 12, 2013

On Capitol Hill today, there are two important hearings taking place: the Senate Judiciary Committee meet today to discuss comprehensive immigration reform while on the other side of the Capitol, the House Small Business Committee will hold a hearing entitled “State of the Small Business Economy.”


NSBA Report: Small Business Outlook Not Good

February 11, 2013

The National Small Business Association today released its 2012 Year-End Economic Report, a snapshot of how small businesses are faring today. The result: small-business owners are feeling less optimistic about the outlook of their own firms and the overall U.S. economy than they did this time last year. “Despite modest...


SEC Misses Two Key JOBS Act Deadlines

January 16, 2013

The SEC has missed two important deadlines to implement much-needed provisions to improve access to capital for America's small-business owners as directed by the JOBS Act: one allowing small businesses to advertise for accredited investors and the other allowing small businesses to crowdfund.


Support Increased Credit Union Lending

December 12, 2012

NSBA is urging all small businesses to contact their Senators and Representatives and ask them to support the bipartisan Small Business Lending Enhancement Act (S. 2231) which would increase the statutory lending cap for credit unions.


Small Business Congress Wrap-Up

December 4, 2012

Last week, NSBA held its Small Business Congress in Washington, D.C., where small-business leaders heard from policy experts and Members of Congress and their staffs, and crafted a small-business agenda for the coming two years.


Contracting, Lending and Visa Bills Await Action

November 28, 2012

Several key small-business issues remain on Congress’s to-do list for the lame duck session, specifically the the FY 13 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act (S. 2231), and the STEM Jobs Act (H.R. 6429).