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 »

 

January 2015 Issue of The Small Business Advocate Newsletter Released

The Office of Advocacy has released the January 2015 issue of The Small Business Advocate newsletter. This edition features a roundup of the new leadership of the Congressional small business committees. The message from Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant

Office of Advocacy Releases the Annual Report of the Office of Economic Research, FY 2014

The Office of Advocacy has released the Annual Report of the Office of Economic Research, FY 2014. In fiscal year 2014, Advocacy produced 23 contract and internal research reports on a variety of topics including access to capital, employment, environment,

November-December 2014 Issue of The Small Business Advocate Newsletter Released

The Office of Advocacy has released the November-December 2014 issue of The Small Business Advocate newsletter. This edition features a recent trip to the Denver Biz Tech Expo where Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant was the keynote speaker. Also

Small Business Lending Report Released

The Office of Advocacy released its annual report on small business lending.  Small Business Lending in the United States, 2013 describes trends in the small business lending market in general. It also provides data on more than 6,000 U.S. lenders,

September-October 2014 Issue of The Small Business Advocate Released

The Office of Advocacy released the September-October 2014 issue of The Small Business Advocate newsletter. It features Advocacy’s regional advocates’ tour of 1776, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that seeks to nurture local startup businesses by connecting them with a variety

Innovative Funding Model from Silicon Valley Could Change How Non-Profits and Socially Responsible Firms Do Business

By Jonathan Porat, Regulatory Economist Startups such as Dropbox, Reddit, and Airbnb have become aspirational success stories for entrepreneurs. They have made people’s lives easier, disrupted established industries through simple innovations, and in some cases received billion-dollar valuations. Some people

Advocacy Helps Guide Small Food Importers through FDA Regulations

By Yvonne Lee, Region 9 Advocate Jacklyn Sher’s parents were refugees from Laos who came to the United States in 1976 with nothing but hope for a better life for their family. They worked hard—their first job was as night

Proposed DOJ Rules Would Require Small Movie Theaters to Purchase Expensive Accessibility Devices for Disabled Patrons

By Janis Reyes, Assistant Chief Counsel Last week, Economist Jonathan Porat and I visited the bustling University Mall Theatres in Fairfax, Virginia, to speak to owner Mark O’Meara about proposed Department of Justice (DOJ) rules that would require movie theaters

August 2014 Issue of The Small Business Advocate Released

The Office of Advocacy released the August 2014 edition of The Small Business Advocate. The newsletter features Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant’s recent trip to Oklahoma, where he met with small business representatives. In addition, the newsletter highlights Advocacy

June-July 2014 Issue of The Small Business Advocate Released

The Office of Advocacy released the June-July 2014 edition of The Small Business Advocate. The newsletter highlights The Office of Advocacy’s efforts to help the University of New Orleans (UNO) obtain a grant to study and improve a device used