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Small Business Saturday is Here

Small Business Saturday is Here

NSBA is proud to be a supporter of the 2014 Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29, the day following “Black Friday.” This annual event urges consumers to dedicate a portion of holiday shopping to local, independently-owned small businesses.

NSBA Welcomes Chicago Affiliate, Small Business Advocacy Council

NSBA is proud to announce a new affiliation with the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) of Chicago. As part of the NSBA network, SBAC is expanding its leadership on state and local small-business advocacy by getting more engaged with federal policy.

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New Report: SME’s Will Benefit from TTIP

Last week, the Atlantic Council released a new report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership which found that it would benefit small and medium-sized businesses in both America and Europe.

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Busy Lame Duck Week Continues

During their brief week in session before recessing again for the Thanksgiving holiday, Congress will spend time debating the Keystone XL pipeline, consider several Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-related bills, deal with the confirmation of judicial and ambassador nominees and finally address legislation that would overhaul the government’s surveillance authorities. On Nov. 14, the House passed […]

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GAO Report: Lower SHOP Enrollment Than Expected

Last week, the Government Accountability Office released a report, requested by House Small Business Committee Chair Sam Graves (R-Mo.), on the low enrollment rates of the Small Business Health Insurance Exchanges.

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NSBA President Discusses the Fair Tax with Heritage

Earlier this week, NSBA President Todd McCracken spoke at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation on broad tax reform and the NSBA-supported Fair Tax.

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NSBA Survey: Pass Spending Bills, Extenders During Lame Duck

NSBA today released a brief survey, “Lame Duck Session Priorities” outlining small-businesses opinions on the key issues facing the remaining days of the 113th Session of Congress as well as general sentiment about Congress.

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Congress Returns with a Lengthy To-Do List

The post-election session begins on Wednesday, Nov. 12 and the current House and Senate leadership are busy assessing what they can and cannot accomplish among their hefty to-do list.

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SBA Lending Sets Another Record in FY 2014

Last week, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet touted another lending record achieved by the agency in fiscal year (FY) 2014, approving 52,044 7(a) loans for $19.19 billion.

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Senate Panel to Hold Hearing on SBA Advocacy Nominee

Next Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship will hold a nomination hearing for Gilberto de Jesús, President Obama’s nominee for SBA Office of Advocacy Chief Counsel.

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