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 »

 

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.

May 2015 Issue of The Small Business Advocate Newsletter Released

The Office of Advocacy has released the May 2015 issue of The Small Business Advocate. This edition features the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rule governing small unmanned aircraft systems (small UAS), also known as small drones. Advocacy held a

March-April 2015 Issue of The Small Business Advocate Newsletter Released

The Office of Advocacy has released the March-April 2015 issue of The Small Business Advocate. This edition highlights the release of Small Innovative Company Growth—Barriers, Best Practices and Big Ideas: Lessons from the 3D Printing Industry, an Advocacy report which

February 2015 Issue of The Small Business Advocate Newsletter Released

The Office of Advocacy has released the February 2015 issue of The Small Business Advocate newsletter. This edition features Advocacy’s newly released Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories, and includes the United States profile in full. In addition,

Small Business Profiles Offer Valuable Insight into States’ Economies

The Office of Advocacy released a new report, Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories, an annual snapshot of state-level small business activity which includes information on the number of firms, employment, demographics and other topics using the most

Federal Agency Compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act Saved Small Businesses at Least $4.8 Billion in FY 2014

The Office of Advocacy has released the Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act FY 2014. The report is a requirement of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), which directs the Chief Counsel for Advocacy to monitor federal agency compliance with the