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Advocacy’s regional advocates meet with Acting Chief Counsel Claudia Rodgers, left, and Director of Regional Affairs Michael Landweber, right. More »

Advocacy hosts a roundtable discussion on rules proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on small unmanned aircraft systems (known as drones). More »

Advocacy staff visit a landfill and talk to managers and engineers to discuss regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. More »

David Hickey guides members of the Office of Advocacy on a tour of Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends factory outside of New Orleans. More »

Assistant Chief Counsel Janis Reyes and Regulatory Economist Jonathan Porat visit ValuMarket, a small business located in Louisville, KY. More »

Region IV Advocate Mark Berson and Director of Interagency Affairs Charles Maresca visit Flavorman Moonshine University in Louisville, KY. More »

Advocacy hosts a regulatory roundtable to discuss the Department of Labor\\\'s proposed overtime rules. More »

A poster featuring Advocacy’s Innovation Initiative: Small Business and Government, Maximizing Entrepreneurship, Driving Innovation. More »

Chief Counsel for Advocacy Darryl L. DePriest is sworn in by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet while his family looks on. More »

Chief Counsel for Advocacy Darryl L. DePriest and members of the Advocacy economic team meet with small businesses in San Francisco, CA to discuss minorities in STEM fields. More »


Advocacy March – April 2016 Newsletter Released

The Office of Advocacy  has released the March – April 2016 edition of its newsletter, The Small Business Advocate. This edition highlights the 2016 Small Business Profile release. The newsletter also covers the office’s legislative priorities, Advocacy representing small business concerns around the

Advocacy Economists participate in the annual Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference

By Michael McManus, Regulatory Research Fellow   Late last week the SBA Office of Advocacy participated in the annual Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference. The conference, widely attended by government employees and academics alike, works to improve the theory and

Gender gaps in the STEM field discussed during monthly Small Business Economic Research Forum

By Miriam Segal, Research Economist On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, Dr. Waverly Ding presented at the Office of Advocacy’s monthly Small Business Economic Research forum. Dr. Ding is an Associate Professor of Management and Organization at University of Maryland’s Robert

Chief Counsel travels to California for listening tour     

By Emily Williams, Outreach and Events Specialist In February, Chief Counsel for Advocacy Darryl L. DePriest, along with members of Advocacy’s Office of Economic Research, traveled to California to present research results and hear from small businesses in San Francisco

Advocacy Releases February 2016 Edition of The Small Business Advocate

The Office of Advocacy  has released the February 2016 edition of its newsletter, The Small Business Advocate. This edition highlights the testimony of Chief Counsel Darryl L. DePriest before the House Small Business Committee, Subcommittee on investigations, Oversight and Regualtions.

Union Kitchen Provides Recipe for Success for Food Entrepreneurs in DC

    By Janis Reyes, Assistant Chief Counsel  In January, Advocacy staffers met with Jonas Singer, co-founder of Union Kitchen, at a new $2.75 million dollar, 15,000 square foot facility in the Ivy City section of Washington, D.C.   Union Kitchen

The Missing Millennial Entrepreneurs

By Economist Daniel Wilmoth, PhD Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook 12 years ago, on February 4, 2004, while still in college. He dropped out, moved the company to Silicon Valley, and, in 2012, held an initial offering of stock to the

Advocacy Releases Annual Regulatory Flexibility Act Report

The Office of Advocacy releases the Regulatory Flexibility Act report annually to inform Congress of how well agencies are complying with the RFA. The Fiscal Year 2015 annual report includes interviews with four of advocacy’s former chief counsels. Former Chief

Small Businesses Key Players in International Trade

Even though international trade makes up 30 percent of the U.S. economy, and U.S. exports of goods and services reached a record $2.3 trillion in 2014, the pace of export growth has been slowing in recent years. U.S. small businesses

IRS Regulations Take Into Account the Concerns of Small Business Owners

By Dillon Taylor, Assistant Chief Counsel The Office of Advocacy’s efforts on behalf of small businesses were successful recently when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revised proposed regulations to be less burdensome on small businesses. Notice 2015-82 was issued by