NSBA Urges Small Biz to Comment on JOBS Act

September 11, 2012

NSBA is urging all small businesses to weigh in with the SEC on regulations pertaining to the NSBA-supported JOBS Act, and urge them to adhere to Congressional intent as they craft a regulatory framework.

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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.

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SEC Crafts Investor Solicitation Rules Under JOBS Act

August 8, 2012

The SEC is crafting regulations per the JOBS Act which could pose an even greater barrier for small businesses seeking investors than currently exists, spurring NSBA and myriad small businesses to push the SEC to adhere to Congressional intent behind the JOBS Act and ease capital availability.

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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.

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Proposed Settlement in Swipe Fee Litigation

July 18, 2012

Late last week, Visa, MasterCard and several of the nation’s largest banks signed on to a proposed settlement agreement in an antitrust class action lawsuit over swipe fees and allegations of price fixing. The settlement, while a step in the right direction but far from ideal, illustrates the dire need for further swipe fee reform.

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NSBA Teleconference: Small Biz Access to Capital

July 18, 2012

On July 19 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, NSBA will hold an issue briefing teleconference for members to discuss access to capital and best practices in small-business finance. This teleconference will provide members with insight on various lending options and sources, the latest national trends on small-business financing, and how to...

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NSBA Meets with SEC on JOBS Act Implementation

July 17, 2012

NSBA recently met with senior SEC officials regarding the implementation of the JOBS Act, urging them to use restraint and adhere closely to the intent of the law in crafting the new regulatory framework, specifically, to avoid imposing complex and costly compliance requirements for small firms seeking investment or looking to go public.

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