The Small Business Watchdog

As the voice of small business in government, Advocacy invites you to post your thoughts on this moderated blog, provided as a forum for the small business community.

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Shop Small on Saturday, November 24

November 21st, 2012 · 3 Comments

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on the Small Business Administration website.
In between the Black Friday sales and the Cyber Monday deals is Small Business Saturday (November 24th) – a day set aside to support the small businesses that play a vital role in creating jobs and economic opportunities all across the country.
Small businesses [...]

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What can you learn from Seattle startups and their public-private partnerships?

August 22nd, 2012 · 2 Comments

Jonathan Sposato of GeekWire.com will moderate a panel on Small Business Innovators: The Public/Private Relationship, at the Office of Advocacy’s September 19 conference in Seattle in conjunction with the “Next Fifty” commemoration of the 1962 World’s Fair. (See the Small Business Watchdog, Aug. 10). Panelists from the private, public, and academic sectors will offer a [...]

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Where do you think America will be in 2062?

August 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Where do you think America will be in 2062?

Fifty years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, the Space Age, and JFK’s presidency, the 21st century was a nearly unfathomable dream of the future. Nevertheless, in 1962, millions of American dreamers converged on the country’s far northwestern corner for a glimpse [...]

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Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of May 21

May 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

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 hearings in question please contact the relevant congressional committee.
THIS WEEK
The House is in recess this [...]

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NOAA Proposes Rules Requiring Shrimp Boats to use Turtle Excluder Devices

May 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

On May 10, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed rules to withdraw the alternative tow time restriction and require all skimmer trawls, pusher-head trawls, and wing nets (butterfly trawls) rigged for fishing to use turtle excluder devices (TEDs) in their nets. The intent of this proposed rule is to reduce incidental bycatch and mortality [...]

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The Time for Innovation-Friendly Policies Is Now, Key Companies Say

May 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

“Innovation” is the buzzword of 2012. So it makes perfect sense that hosting a conference in Washington, D.C., to talk about innovation would coincide with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner tour. The Atlantic Innovation Summit took place on Tuesday May 8th at Ronald Reagan National Airport, pulling together some of the most notable figures in business.
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Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of May 7

May 8th, 2012 · Comments Off

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 hearings in question please contact the relevant congressional committee.
THIS WEEK
The House and Senate are both [...]

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Internet Sales Tax Proposal Discussion

May 7th, 2012 · 3 Comments

On May 3, Advocacy hosted a small business roundtable meeting on the taxation of Internet sales. Small business owners and representatives and Capitol Hill staffers participated.
The debate over whether and how to tax Internet commerce goes back over a decade. Some small business stakeholders contend that it is unfair that brick-and-mortar businesses (i.e., those with [...]

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

April 25th, 2012 · Comments Off

 
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 first webinar will be May 2, 2012, from 2:30 – 3:45 EDT, and it will address the [...]

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Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of April 23

April 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

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 hearings in question please contact the relevant congressional committee.
THIS WEEK
The House and Senate are both [...]

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