Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Burlington July 18

Vermont District Office  - July 15, 2019

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Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Burlington July 18

Vermont Small Business owners have the opportunity to voice their concerns about federal regulations affecting their business during an SBA Office of Advocacy roundtable at 9 a.m. July 18 at the Hilton Burlington.

The Office of Advocacy is hosting regional regulatory reform roundtables across the country in an effort to hear from small businesses first-hand about which federal regulations most concern and/or impact them. In order for regulatory reform to be successful, small business participation is essential.

The information gathered at these roundtables will be used to inform agencies, Congress and the public about specific regulations that can be modified or removed to assist small businesses.

The Office of Advocacy is an independent office housed in the SBA serving as an independent voice for small business within the federal government, the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act  and the source of small business statistics. Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts and state policy makers.

Event is free, but registration is required. Register here.

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