Monthly Archives: March 2012

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of March 26, 2012

Each week while Congress is in session the Office of Advocacy posts 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 the

Report: Small Business Scores on Job Creation

This week, the Office of Advocacy released the new edition of the annual report, The Small Business Economy.  You can find the entire report on the website, and you can read about in interesting places like Inc.com’s Wire, and reproduced

Regulatory Alerts: Spotted Owls and Swimming Pools

The Office of Advocacy has posted two regulatory alerts regarding a proposal from the Fish and Wildlife Service and a final rule from the Department of Justice. FWS Proposes To Revise the Designated Critical Habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of March 19

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 Lending: Fourth Quarter 2011

Advocacy economist Victoria Williams recently reported on the financial data for fourth quarter 2011 that was released this month. The new data shows that borrowing remained challenging for small businesses through fourth quarter 2011, even as the pace of economic

SBA Works with Business for Fair Regulations

The following guest editorial article by Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant appeared in Saturday’s Nashville Tennessean (March 10). As chief counsel for advocacy in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, I’m often asked “What is the one bit of advice

Advocacy’s New Research Resource

Interested in delving into the data on businesses owned by women, veterans, or minorities? Looking for the latest statistics on small business lending or venture capital? Advocacy has a new user-friendly web page, Small Business Data Resources, that can point

Fish and Wildlife Service Publishes a Draft Economic Analysis for the Riverside Fairy Shrimp

On March 1, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the reopening of the public comment period on the agency’s June 1, 2011, proposal for a revised designation of critical habitat for the Riverside Fairy Shrimp, as well as the

Implementation of Two Labor Rules Postponed

Some recent developments have postponed the implementation of two new labor rules that have con­cerned small business. The Office of Advocacy has been working with representatives of the affected small business industries in both cases. Congressional Action Halts H-2B Visa

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of March 5

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