Immigration and Cybersecurity Hearings on Hill

March 7, 2013

Among the various topics being discussed this week on Capitol Hill are two hearings focused on issues of importance to small business: immigration--namely addressing highly-skilled workers--and cybersecurity.


Highly-Skilled Immigration Bills Introduced

February 27, 2013

In recent weeks, several highly-skilled immigration bills have been introduced that would improve and expand specialized and highly-skilled immigrant worker visas programs, a critical issue for small businesses and long-term economic growth.


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.”


STEM Visa Bill Update

December 4, 2012

Last week the House passed the STEM Jobs Act (H.R. 6429), which will help entrepreneurs and small businesses attract and retain the workers they need to run their firms.


Issue Briefing: Get the Most from Your Website

December 3, 2012

On Dec. 12, NSBA and .US - Kickstart America, will host an issue briefing featuing Gene Marks, nationally-renowned small business columnist and expert, on how to get the most out of your website and new research supporting the actual benefits it can bring to your bottom line.


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).


Senate To Do List: NDAA and Cybersecurity

November 13, 2012

Two key small-business issues remain on the long to-do list for Congress: the FY13 National Defense Authorization Act which ought to include critical small-business contracting reforms; and cybersecurity legislation.


Small Business Cybersecurity Study Released

October 24, 2012

Last week, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Symantec released a study on small business cybersecurity that revealed a stark contrast between the perceptions and practices of small businesses, and the need for improving online safety policies and procedures.


NSBA Files Comments on Patent Regs, Seeks Input

October 17, 2012

On Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, NSBA filed comments with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on its proposed regulations implementing provisions of the NSBA-opposed America Invents Act. The official deadline has since been extended to Nov. 5, 2012, and NSBA is seeking member-input on these regulations.