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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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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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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Regulatory Analysis Act Introduced in Senate

September 5, 2012

Prior to the August recess, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced legislation, the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2012 (S. 3468) which would expand regulatory analysis requirements for independent agencies currently applicable to the executive agencies.

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Small Biz Urged to Support JOBS Act

July 10, 2012

NSBA is urging small-business owners to weigh in with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in support of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act signed into law in April. The implementation of the law is now under the direction of the SEC which is in the process of crafting...

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House Small Business Committee Hearings Scheduled

July 9, 2012

This week, the House Small Business Committee and the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations plan to hold hearings on how certain regulations are affecting small businesses in the commercial trucking and hauling industry and the maritime industry.

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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...

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Startup Act 2.0 Introduced in House

June 6, 2012

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of Members introduced the NSBA-supported Startup Act 2.0 in the House of Representatives, increasing the likelihood that this critical piece of legislation will gain some traction this year.

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White House Memo on Regulatory Accountability

March 21, 2012

On Tuesday, March 20, Cass Sunstein, administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) sent a memo to the heads of all administration departments and agencies directing them to weigh the cumulative regulatory burden on small businesses and startups when crafting rules. In the memo, Sunstein points...

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