September Newsletter: Join Advocacy for Regulatory Reform Roundtables in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York

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NJ, PA, NY September 11-13


The next set of Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables will be held in Princeton, N.J. on Sept. 11; Scranton, Pa. on Sept. 12; and Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on Sept. 13. The public roundtables offer small business owners a unique opportunity to speak directly with Advocacy about the regulatory issues affecting their business.

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There are two main ways you can help Advocacy in its efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses: 1) Fill Out This Form and share it with your small business colleagues. 2) Inform Your Advocate of the regulatory issues you and your small business are experiencing. Click below to learn more about our Regulatory Reform efforts.



In the beginning of August, Advocacy held Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables in Wyo. and Colo.The small business owners and stakeholders who came to this round of Advocacy’s Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables did not hold back their frustrations with federal rules and policies.



A Look at Nonemployer Businesses 

Advocacy's latest fact sheet describes how nonemployers fit into the overall economy, where they get startup capital, the industries in which they work, and their ownership demographics. As the economy changes, nonemployer firms are playing an increasingly large role—the number of nonemployers increased 58 percent from 1997 to 2015. The fact sheet is based on the latest information from the U.S. Census Bureau. Click here to view the fact sheet.

Updated: Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business

Advocacy’s most requested publication, Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business, gathers dozens of the latest statistics about America’s small business in one place. The FAQ is updated annually, and it’s a convenient place to confirm facts like the total number of small businesses, their share of employment and net new jobs, plus starts, closures, and overall contribution to the U.S. economy.

Updated: What's New With Small Business Infographic 

The place for answers to the top 10 frequently asked questions is Advocacy’s handy infographic, What's New With Small Business. This colorful visualization shows and tells you the answer to these and other top small business questions.


Comment Letter to Dept. of Education

Comments on General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Proposed Rule; 83 Fed. Reg.37242 (July 31, 2018). Click here to read the letter in full. 

DOL to Hold Public Listening Sessions on Overtime Regulations under the FLSA

The Department of Labor (DOL) will conduct public listening sessions to gather views on its overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The dates, locations, and times for the public listening sessions are listed below, visit this link:​e/​overtime-rule-outreach-sessions-tickets-49216139799


Q: What share of the economy are nonemployers?

A: Four in five businesses are nonemployers. The number of nonemployer firms has risen 58% since 1997.

Q: Who owns nonemployer businesses?

A: Compared to other employer owners, owners of nonemployer businesses are more diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, and gender. About one third of nonemployer businesses are owned by minorities and four in ten are owned by women.