“The Small Business Advocate” May newsletter, Vol. 36, No. 3

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REGIONAL

Nancy Zurbuchen has been named the Small Business Advocate for Region 7, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Her background and experience are tailor-made for the Advocate...

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ON THE HILL

Sen. Jim Risch, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, in a May news release applauded Advocacy’s recent efforts for taking on a more proactive role...

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CONNECT

Advocacy will host Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables in Baton Rouge June 7th and New Orleans June 8th to hear directly from small businesses about regulations that impact their businesses...

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RECENT STUDIES

ISSUE BRIEF PROVES WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES HAVE IMPACT

"Women’s Business Ownership: Data from the 2012 Survey of Business Owners," uses the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data to create a highly detailed portrait of this group, including their role in minority business communities.

REPORT SHEDS LIGHT ON VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES 

“Veteran-Owned Businesses and Their Owners: Data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners” is one of the only large-scale compilations of data on veteran-owned businesses in the U.S.

ADVOCACY RELEASES ANNUAL REPORT ON 50 STATES 

These profiles capture vital information on the U.S. and state-level economic growth, industry, and jobs using completely reproducible data from the leading government statistical agencies.

REGULATORY NEWS

ADVOCACY’S RECENTLY ISSUED REGULATORY ALERTS 

Reopening of Comment Period: TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements; Standards for Small Manufacturers and Processors

EPA’s Draft Guidance for Reporting of Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed as Nanoscale Materials

SEC Proposes New Venture Capital Rules for Investment Advisers

ADVOCACY’S RECENTLY RELEASED REGULATORY COMMENT LETTERS

Read all of Advocacy’s Regulatory Comment Letters. Sign up to receive alerts and comment letters electronically.

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As the federal watchdog for small businesses in regulation, Advocacy makes a priority of visiting small businesses and hearing both their successes and challenges with federal regulatory compliance... 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Why was Advocacy established?

A: Advocacy was established 41 years ago by Congress to be an independent voice for small business within the federal government, and to be the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the source of small business statistics. Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, the federal agencies, the federal courts and state policy makers.

Q: What is the RFA?  

A: The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, as amended, is taken from Title 5 of the United States Code, sections 601–612. The RFA is the most comprehensive effort by the federal government to balance the social goals of federal regulations with the needs and capabilities of small businesses and other small entities in American society. It has enjoyed strong bi-partisan support. 

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