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Small Businesses Drive Job Growth in the U.S.

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:40am

 

Small Businesses Drive Job Growth in the U.S.

Account for 1.9  Million Net New Jobs, Latest Data Shows

 

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DOE Seeks Comments on Energy Conservation Standards for Dishwashers

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 2:05pm

On April 24, 2018 the Department of Energy published a request for comment on a petition for rulemaking to define a new product class for residential dishwashers. On March 21, 2018, the Department received a petition from Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), asking the Agency to initiate a rulemaking for a new product class for residential dishwashers with a cycle time of less than one hour from washing through drying. The Agency seeks information on the comments and information provided in the petition.  Comments are due by June 25, 2018.

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Santa Clarita, CA

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 9:23am

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Santa Clarita, CA

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, May 3, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Santa Clarita, Calif. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT at the Small Business Development Center – College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.  

 

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for National Small Business Week in Sacramento, CA

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 9:16am

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for National Small Business Week in Sacramento, CA

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, May 2, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Sacramento, Calif. The roundtable is an official event of SBA’s National Small Business Week in Sacramento. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT at the SAFE Credit Union – Corporate Headquarters, 2295 Iron Point Rd., Ste. 100.

 

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Modesto, CA

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 9:07am

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Modesto, CA

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, April 30, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable for small business owners in Modesto, Calif. The event will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT at the DoubleTree Modesto, 1150 Ninth St. U.S. Representative Jeff Denham will be in attendance.

 

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2018 Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:12pm

COMING SOON

The Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Profiles are an annual analysis of each state’s small business activities. Each profile gathers the latest information from key federal data-gathering agencies to provide a snapshot of small business health and economic activity. This year’s profiles report on state economic growth and employment; small business employment, industry composition, and turnover; plus business owner demographics and county-level employment change. 

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Advocacy Appoints Thomas J. Rossomando to Serve as Advocate for Manufacturing and Technology

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:47am

 

Advocacy Appoints Thomas J. Rossomando to Serve as Advocate for Manufacturing and Technology

 

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IRS Issues Guidance on Business Interest Expense Limitations under New Tax Law

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:50am

On April 2, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Notice 2018-28 to announce regulations that  the agency intends  to issue that will provide new rules related to the deduction of the business interest expense, as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97).

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RUS Seeks Applications for Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program

Office of Advocacy - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 9:13pm

On March 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announced that it will begin accepting applications for the FY 2018 Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program to provide assistance to applicants in financing improved broadband service in rural areas. RUS states that the use of application windows has not effectively supported this mission, and therefore the Agency will now process applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2018.  

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CPSC Seeks Comments on the Internet of Things and Consumer Product Hazards

Office of Advocacy - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 8:57pm

On March 27, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a notice of public hearing and request for comments on potential safety issues and hazards associated with internet-connected consumer products. Specifically CPSC seeks information on whether current regulations address safety hazards specific to connected devices, and how they can be improved or revised. The public hearing will take place on May 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Bethesda, Maryland. The deadline to request to speak at the hearing is May 2, 2018.

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Advocacy Research Finds Most Small Businesses Seeking Equity Crowdfunding Are Young Firms

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:20pm

Advocacy Research Finds Most Small Businesses Seeking Equity Crowdfunding Are Young Firms
 

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Advocacy to Host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable and a NAFTA Outreach Meeting for Small Businesses in Atlanta

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 2:29pm

 

Advocacy to Host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable and a NAFTA Outreach Meeting for Small Businesses in Atlanta

 

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POSTPONED -- Advocacy to Host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable and a NAFTA Outreach Meeting for Small Businesses in Philadelphia

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:58pm

POSTPONED DUE TO IMPENDING  WEATHER -- Advocacy to Host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable and a NAFTA Outreach Meeting for Small Businesses in Philadelphia

 

 

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Regulatory Burden Reduced for Small Businesses in FY 2017

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:36pm

 

Regulatory Burden Reduced for Small Businesses in FY 2017
 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Every year, the Office of Advocacy reports on efforts to relieve the burden of new regulations on small businesses. These efforts are the result of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), a tool that requires federal agencies to evaluate the impact of new rules on small businesses and to consider flexible approaches to complying with them.

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Advocacy Seeks Regulatory Reform Input from Small Businesses in Milwaukee, SBA Administrator Will Attend

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:24pm

 

 Advocacy Seeks Regulatory Reform Input from Small Businesses in Milwaukee, SBA Administrator Will Attend

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, March 16th, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Milwaukee. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Schlitz Park, 1555 N Rivercenter Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212. SBA Administrator Linda McMahon will be in attendance.   

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Advocacy to Host NAFTA Modernization Meeting for Small Businesses in Milwaukee

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:30pm

Advocacy to Host NAFTA Modernization Meeting for Small Businesses in Milwaukee

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, March 15th, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a NAFTA Modernization Meeting in Milwaukee for small business owners and stakeholders to attend and give input. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center, 640 S 84th St., Milwaukee, WI 53214. SBA Administrator Linda McMahon will be in attendance. 

 

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Advocacy Seeks Small Business Input at a Regulatory Reform Roundtable and a NAFTA Outreach meeting in Detroit

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:25pm

 

Advocacy Seeks Small Business Input at a Regulatory Reform Roundtable and a NAFTA Outreach meeting in Detroit

 

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NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Seeks Comments on Periodic Review of Existing Regulations

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:16pm

On March 1, 2018, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) published a notification of plan for periodic review and request for comments on two regulations up for review under the regulatory flexibility act. The topics for review include Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Regulations; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Regulations; and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Regulations, and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Regulations.

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DOI’s Bureau of Land Management Seeks Comments on its Proposed Rule to rescind and revise a Final Rule on Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:10pm

On February 22, 2018, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a proposed rule to rescind and revise portions of the 2016 final rule entitled “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation.” The proposal states that the rule will revise or eliminate portions of the final rule that are unnecessarily burdensome and that may overlap with other federal and state requirements. BLM states that the proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

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DOE Seeks Comments on a Request for Information on Energy Conservation Standards Program Design

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:57pm

On November 28, 2017 the Department of Energy published a request for information seeking comments on the U.S. Appliance and Equipment Energy Conservation Standards (ECS) program. DOE has now published a notice extending that comment period. The Agency seeks information on evaluating advantages and disadvantages of additional compliance flexibilities in the ECS.  DOE states the goal is to explore options to reduce compliance costs, enhance consumer choice, and maintain or increase energy savings. Comments are now due by March 26, 2018.

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