Monthly Archives: August 2009

MED Week Showcases Innovative Energy Initiatives by Minority Entrepreneurs

            Minority Enterprise Development Week 2009 was a great opportunity to celebrate “Energizing the American Economy with Minority Business Enterprises.” I attended a panel on Thursday morning, August 27 (following an excellent keynote address by Earvin “Magic” Johnson) that featured,

Citation Study Opens Door to a Wealth of Small Business Research

            Interested in the relationship between gender and the finances accessed by entrepreneurial firms, or venture capital and the commercialization of technology?  How about business angels, minority entrepreneurship, rural innovators, entrepreneurship in urban areas, veteran business owners, or the cost

Massachusetts Revises Small Business Identity Theft Regulations

            Last week, Massachusetts state regulators responded to complaints from small businesses and stakeholder groups by issuing revised regulations aimed at preventing identity theft by computer hackers.  Small business supporters opposed the original version of the rule, which was released

Advocacy Submits Comments in Support of December 2008 Final Rule Regulating Recycling of Hazardous Materials

            On August 13, Advocacy submitted comments supporting EPA’s December 2008 final rule, which would allow exclusion of certain hazardous materials from the hazardous waste requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).  This regulatory relief has been sought

New Research Contracting Opportunity

Additional Research Contracting Opportunity  The Office of Advocacy’s mission includes providing research documenting the status of small businesses and the impact of important trends on them.  Section 105 of Public Law 110-385 requires the Office of Advocacy to conduct a study to

Capitol Hill Connection Week of August 10

Each week while Congress is in session the Office of Advocacy will post a highlights schedule of congressional hearings and committee markups that we think will be of interest to stakeholders in the small business community.  For further information on

Small Business Input Needed To Help Determine Department Of Homeland Security’s Priorities

            The Department of Homeland Security needs small business leaders to help determine priorities for the next four years.  DHS is conducting a series of web-based, interactive dialogues around the following focus areas: Smart and Tough Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Capitol Hill Connection Week Of August 3

Each week while Congress is in session the Office of Advocacy will post a highlights schedule of congressional hearings and committee markups that we think will be of interest to stakeholders in the small business community.  For further information on