Monthly Archives: October 2011

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of October 31, 2011

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

Entrepreneurs Lead in Green Innovation

Entrepreneurs Lead in Green Innovation Small businesses have more patents per employee than large companies. Small businesses are home to innovation, and that is particularly true when it comes to green technologies. A report released last week at the World

Advocacy Recommends that the SEC Should Publish an Amended IRFA for its Conflict Minerals Proposed Rule

The Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) filed a comment letter with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on its proposed rule that would require SEC filers to provide certain disclosures about the use of specified conflict minerals originating in the Democratic

Advocacy Submits Comments on Proposed Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste (Recycling) Final Rule

On October 20, 2011, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (Advocacy) submitted a comment on the proposed revisions to the 2008 final rule regarding Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW).

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of October 24, 2011

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 Businesses Lead the Way in Green Technology Innovation

Small Businesses Lead the Way in Green Technology Innovation Small Businesses Patent More and Have Important Patents Relative to Size Washington, D.C. – infoZine – When it comes to green technology innovation, U.S. small business is leading the way according

How are credit conditions for small firms?

How are credit conditions for small firms? Credit conditions are improving. In mid-2010, commercial banks began to ease the tight lending conditions on small businesses that had begun in early 2007. And credit has continued to flow, as loans under

Frequently Asked Questions about Small Business Finance

Frequently Asked Questions about Small Business Finance is an eight-page pamphlet that illus­trates the financial ecosystem. The financial ecosystem is the full range of resources that firms access to survive and grow—from mom-and-pops, on the one hand, to high-tech startups,

What is the survival rate for new firms?

What is the survival rate for new firms?  Seven out of ten new employer firms last at least two years, and about half survive five years. More specifically, according to new Census data, 69 percent of new employer establishments born

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of October 17

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of October 17 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