Behind the .US “Dream Big” Contest Winners

July 24, 2012

Recently, NSBA Corporate Partner Neustar and .US released the full stories of the "Small Business Dream Big Contest" winners: American-owned and operated Fast Fine Classics, a Florida-based automotive restoration shop, and Apples2Apples, a restaurant consultancy


NSBA Call to Action: Support SBIR Program

July 11, 2012

NSBA and its high-tech arm, the Small Business Technology Council, is urging small businesses to support the Small Business Innovation and Research program by joining us in opposing regulations proposed by SBA which would create massive loopholes opening the program to foreign and large corporations.


Start-ups Converge on Washington, D.C.

June 20, 2012

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, representatives from 18 start-up companies will converge on Washington, D.C. to discuss a variety of issues important to the start-up community, including, but not limited to, the NSBA-supported Startup Act 2.0 (#StartupAct). Startup Act 2.0 is a bill introduced by Sens. Jerry Moran...


Advocacy Small Business Economy Report

March 27, 2012

Late last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy released their annual  “Small Business Economy 2011” report which provides various data about America’s small-business community. Included in the report is data about small-business lending, number of firms, firm creations, sales and so on, and the report includes trending...


Advocacy Unveils New Research Tool

March 14, 2012

On Tuesday, March 13, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy unveiled a new research tool, the Small Business Data Resources, for small-business data which provides a comprehensive list of data sources and the type of data provided, along with hyperlinks to each data source.


Advocacy Saves Small Firms Billions in FY 2011

February 15, 2012

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy released its annual report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), FY 2011 which showed that Advocacy saved small businesses $11.7 billion in first year regulatory costs and $10.7 billion in annually recurring costs. The report documents federal...


NSBA Report Shows Small Business Climate Improving

January 31, 2012

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 Washington, D.C. – The National Small Business Association (NSBA) today released its 2011 Year-End Economic Report  which shows a decidedly more positive outlook for America’s small businesses, with important gains in several key indicators. Most notably, more small-business owners report being confident about the future of their...


Small Biz Skeptical of SBA Reorganization Plan

January 18, 2012

Last Friday, President Barack Obama announced that he was elevating the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to a cabinet-level position and seeking authority from Congress to consolidate six government departments and agencies into one super agency. Obama will exercise his executive authority to elevate the SBA’s current Administrator,...