Monthly Archives: April 2012

Nurturing an Innovation/Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

On April 19 and 20, I attended the University of Virginia (UVa) Venture Summit, a signature event that brings together innovative researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors. The event explored the idea that startups thrive on the relationships they foster in a

Department of Justice to Hold Webinars on Accessible Means of Entry and Exit for Existing Pools

  The Department of Justice is announcing free webinars that will provide information and technical assistance addressing the accessible pool entry requirements of the revised 2010 ADA Regulations and the 2010 ADA Standards as they relate to existing pools. The

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of April 23

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

Reg Alert—Time to Comment on Changes to Rules on Eagle Permitting

On April 13, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposed to revise the regulations for permits for nonpurposeful take of golden eagles and bald eagles. The term “nonpurposeful,” means it is associated with, but not the purpose of, an activity.

New York City Industry and Transport Firms See Obstacles—and Openings

Seems everyone’s clear that getting America back to work is the number one priority. And small businesses are the key to making that happen. Small businesses, the engine of our economy, are continuing to not only create jobs, they also

A Champion of Veteran Entrepreneurship Passes

Like advocates for veterans everywhere, I was saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend John K. Lopez on Friday.  John was truly the father of the “veteran entrepreneurship community” and I am proud to have known and

SEC Invites Comments; Posts Initial Input on JOBS Act Rulemaking

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on April 11 that it is accepting public input on its implementation of the newly enacted Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, Pub. L. No. 112-106. The Act includes provisions that require the

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of April 16

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

Crowdfunding—Read the Fine Print*

*The regulations, that is. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has 270 days from the bill signing to write the regulations. It is common knowledge that innovation and entrepreneurship are critical factors for economic growth. There is even agreement that

March Roundtable Madness Winds Down at Advocacy

In March, the Office of Advocacy hosted five roundtables on a range of matters that affect small businesses. Advocacy’s roundtables facilitate dialogue between small businesses and government agencies. These exchanges concerned issues related to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the