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 »

Steve Graubart, chief financial officer of 1776, gives Advocacy staff a tour of their coworking space in Washington, D.C. More »

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

Members of the Office of Advocacy visit with fishermen on the coast of Louisiana. 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 »


Conference Explores Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship

  By Miriam Segal, Research Economist, and Lindsay Scherber, Regulatory Economist On September 22, three economists from the SBA Office of Advocacy attended the 2015 National Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Roadmap for Inclusion. The event was hosted by

Innovation and Technology Thrives in Western New York

By Region 2 Advocate Teresa Coaxum As Region II Advocate, I provide a voice for small business in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. I recently had the pleasure of meeting with business stakeholders in

Three Key Insights from the Third Annual Academic Symposium on Crowdfunding

By Jonathan Porat, Regulatory Economist Economists from the Office of Advocacy’s Office of Economic Research recently attended the Third Annual Academic Symposium on Crowdfunding held at the University of California-Berkeley. The symposium brings together top academics to discuss cutting edge

Issue Brief Examines Peer-to-peer Lending Model

The Office of Advocacy has released a new issue brief entitled Peer-to-Peer Lending: A Financing Alternative for Small Businesses. Peer-to-peer lending (P2P) is an alternative funding model in which individual investors provide small sums as personal loans to individuals via

Advocacy Hears Concerns from Pacific Islander Small Businesses

By Region 9 Advocate Yvonne Lee Recently, I was privileged to be invited by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asian Pacific Affairs to speak at the Pacific Island Countries—U.S.A. Regional Workshop on Trade, Investment and Private Sector

June-July 2015 Issue of The Small Business Advocate Newsletter Released

The Office of Advocacy released the June-July 2015 edition of its newsletter, The Small Business Advocate. Highlighted in the newsletter is Advocacy’s new research report, The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act: A Preliminary Examination of Its Impact on Small Businesses, as

Advocacy Urges the FCC to Preserve Small Business Choice in Communications Services

Small business demand for services is driving the evolution of our communications networks, and Advocacy recently filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urging the body to ensure that small businesses have choices that fit their needs, at

Advocacy Highlights “3 Reasons to Love Your Region”

The Office of Advocacy is pleased to announce the launch of a new interactive graphic titled “3 Reasons to Love Your Region.” This product aims to highlight the qualities that make each small business region unique. From thriving small manufacturing

Patent Reform Update: Small Businesses Concerned about Bills Moving through House and Senate

Congress is currently considering another round of reform of our nation’s patent system. Current reform efforts are aimed at curbing the practice of sending fraudulent demand letters to extort unjust licensing fees or settlements by alleging broad claims of patent

Understanding the Small Business Presence in Patent-Intensive Industries

By Jonathan Porat, Regulatory Economist, Office of Advocacy Congress has ramped up efforts to pass patent reform legislation after years of debate and discussion. This increased attention to intellectual property has touched on the importance of patents to small businesses.