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REGIONAL

Welcome to new Regional Advocates: Christine Myers, Elmo Rinaldi, Bruce LeVell, Joe Knilans, and Tom Rossomando. This team works in 10 regions one-on-one with local government officials, state officials and legislators to develop programs and policies that support small business growth.

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ATLANTA

At the most recent Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtable held in Atlanta, we heard from local small businesses about the weight of their federal regulatory burden...While many businesses would like to expand and grow, it has become “a challenge for us to just keep up with the burdens the federal government places on us."

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CALIFORNIA

Please join Advocacy in California next week when we host Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables to hear directly from small businesses about what regulations concern YOU!

Modesto: Monday, April 30
Sacramento: Wednesday, May 2
Santa Clarita: Thursday, May 3

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RECENT STUDIES

SMALL BUSINESS PROFILES, 2018


Hot off the press, the Office of Advocacy released the annual Small Business Profilesan annual portrait of each state’s small businesses. They gather the latest federal data into state-by-state snapshots of small business health and economic activity. Limited economic data is also provided for the U.S. territories. This year’s profiles report on state economic growth and employment. 

 

REGULATORY NEWS

READ OUR LATEST COMMENT LETTERS  


READ OUR LATEST REGULATORY ALERTS

SEE OUR SCHEDULE OF REGULATORY ROUNDTABLES 

READ OUR REPORT ON THE REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT, FY 2017



 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: WHAT PERCENTAGE OF SMALL BUSINESSES USE FINANCING?

A: According to the National Small Business Association, 73% of small firms used financing in the last 12 months. Small business financing needs vary greatly. About one-quarter use no financing, and for others, the lack of capital causes difficulties growing the business, financ­ing future sales, and keeping adequate inventory.

Q: HOW ARE NEW BUSINESSES FINANCED?

A: Startups make heavy use of personal equity and tra­ditional debt, with over half using their own personal savings (Figure 2). Census Bureau data show that employers made greater use of financing than did nonemployers, but also continue to rely on personal savings. Roughly 30% of new nonemployer firms and 7% of employer firms used no startup capital.

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