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House Hearing with SBA Administrator

House Hearing with SBA Administrator

Last week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on the SBA examining its ability to most effectively benefit America’s small businesses and bolster their role in the economy – the sole witness was Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

Save the Date: Small Business Congress Feb. 19-20

Mark your calendar for NSBA’s 2015 Small Business Congress in Phoenix, Arizona Feb. 19-20 where small-business leaders will network  and develop a small-business agenda for upcoming session of Congress.

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Obama Nominates New Advocacy Chief Counsel

Late last week, President Barack Obama formally announced his nomination of Gilberto de Jesús to head the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy.

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NSBA Economic Report: Small-Business Hiring Improves

NSBA today released the 2014 Mid-Year Economic Report which shows positive gains in revenues and hiring as well as improved economic outlook and confidence among America’s small-business owners.

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How to Talk to Employees About the Elections

NSBA’s new get-out-the-vote initiative–part of our 70 Million Strong and Voting campaign–includes various resources including a voting poster, a how-to guide on talking to employees about voting, various employee resources, and where to find out more about your local candidates.

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Advocacy Chief Counsel Winslow Sargeant Resigns

Last week, Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel for the SBA Office of Advocacy announced his plans to resign his position at the end of 2014, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.

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August Recess: Invite Lawmakers to Your Business

During the August recess, NSBA is urging small-business owners to reach out and invite lawmakers and candidates to attend a gathering at their business as a way to make inroads on small-business issues.

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Bipartisan Workforce Bill Heads to President’s Desk

Last week, the House passed a revised Senate version of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act which would modernize and improve existing federal workforce development programs.

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Members of Congress Address NSBA Delegation

The final event for the collective group during the Washington Presentation was the Congressional Breakfast. Held in the morning of Tuesday June 24 in the Capitol Visitor’s Center, six distinguished members of Congress attended.

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NSBA’s White House Briefing

NSBA members on Monday attended a high-level White House briefing coordinated by the White House Business Council, where the discussion centered around retirement savings, finance, infrastructure, and the economy.

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