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NSBA Seeks Profiles of Small Exporters

NSBA Seeks Profiles of Small Exporters

SBEA and NSBA are seeking input from small- and mid-sized exporters on how exporting has helped your business, what hurdles you’ve overcome and why you think trade is important for U.S. businesses and competitiveness.

Exporting Call with USTR Michael Froman

On May 13 at 1:30 p.m. EDT, SBEA and NSBA will host a call for members and invited guests to hear from U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the administration’s efforts to bolster exporting, and engage in an interactive Q&A

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NSBA First Vice Chair Testifies on Tax Burdens

Yesterday, NSBA First Vice Chair Tim Reynolds testified before the House Committee on Small Business on the tax burdens facing small firms, and cited NSBA’s recently-released Small Business Taxation Survey.

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NSBA Survey: Tax Complexity A Major Problem for Small Firms

NSBA today released its 2014 Small Business Taxation Survey which provides detailed insight on how America’s small-business community is being impacted by federal taxes and shows how complexity and inconsistency within the tax code continue to plague small businesses.

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Senate Judiciary Committee Postpones Patent Bill Markup

The Senate Judiciary Committee has postponed a markup initially scheduled for this week on the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013 as Senators and staff continue to work toward an agreement with the goal of curbing the purported increase in patent infringement litigation.

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NSBA President Attends SBA Administrator Swearing-In

Earlier this week, NSBA President Todd McCracken attended the swearing-in ceremony for Maria Contreras-Sweet as the new Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) where President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spoke.

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House E&C Subcommittee Examines Patent Demand Letter Issue

Earlier this week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing to examine the practice of bad faith demand in regards to patents and how to stem their over-use.

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USITC Report on How T-TIP Will Benefit Small Firms

The U.S. International Trade Commission recently released a new report on the various trade barriers facing small firms specifically engaged in trade with the European Union, and includes suggestions for increasing exports to the EU by U.S. small firms.

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Individual Health Mandate Goes Into Effect

Touting 7.1 million enrollees under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama recently spoke about the March 31 deadline by which all individuals—including self-employed individuals—must have health insurance.

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Senate Finance Cmte. Introduces Tax Extenders Bill

The Senate Finance Committee on April 3 will markup legislation, released earlier this week by Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), that would extend a set of expired and soon-to-expire tax breaks commonly known as “tax extenders.”

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