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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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NSBA Urges Congress to Increase Credit Union Lending

November 13, 2012

NSBA is urging the Senate to support the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act (S. 2231) which will increase the cap for credit union business lending from the current 12.25 percent to 27.5 percent of the total assets of the credit union.

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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...

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NSBA Testifies for Reasonable JOBS Act Implementation

September 18, 2012

Last week, NSBA Treasurer Jeff Van Winkle of Clark Hill, PLC in Grand Rapids, Michigan testified before Congress on the need for the Securities and Exchange Commission to promptly and fairly implement the NSBA-supported JOBS Act, and adhere to Congressional intent in doing so.

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NSBA Leadership Testifies on JOBS Act Implementation

September 13, 2012

Today, NSBA Treasurer Jeff Van Winkle of Clark Hill, PLC in Grand Rapids, Michigan testified before Congress on the importance of easing access to capital for small business as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) work to implement the JOBS Act. Passed in...

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Policy Briefing on Small Business Access to Capital

September 11, 2012

Today, NSBA will join the Credit Union National Association for a roundtable discussion moderated by a representative from The Hill, featuring remarks from Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), sponsors of NSBA-supported legislation to increase the credit union business lending cap.

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