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Jul 10, 2013, 14:06 ET
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Advocacy Releases Annual Small Business Lending Report

Total number of small business loans increases from 21.3 million to 23.5 million.   The SBA Office of Advocacy study entitled, Small...

Apr 18, 2013, 13:16 ET
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New Report: Venture Capital Firms Profit from Funding Women-led Businesses

Advocacy Study Shows VC Investments also Help Women Create Business Wealth Venture capital firms that invest in women-led businesses see...

Feb 20, 2013, 13:16 ET
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Federal Watchdog Office Saves Small Businesses $2.4 Billion in Regulatory Costs

Report Highlights Work of the SBA Office of Advocacy  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy has saved small...

Feb 14, 2013, 16:09 ET

New Report Offers State-by-State Analysis of America's Small Businesses

Small Businesses Employ 55 Million Workers, Key to States' Economic Recovery  Small businesses are leading most states' economic...

Feb 11, 2013, 16:46 ET

Report: Small Businesses Leading Nation's Economic Recovery

Office of Advocacy Issues Report on the Small Business Economy The economic environment is turning around for America's small businesses...

Jan 16, 2013, 14:22 ET

Advocacy Applauds IRS Simplification of Home Office Deduction

 The SBA Office of Advocacy applauds yesterday's decision by the Internal Revenue Service to offer a simplified version of the home office...

Dec 05, 2012, 11:25 ET

Small Business Owner Participation in Retirement Plans Remains Low -- And Unaffected in Recessions

 Two new studies comparing the retirement holdings of small business owners with those of wage and salary workers show stability in the...

Sep 05, 2012, 13:49 ET
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Advocacy Issues Updated, Expanded Frequently Asked Questions

How much do you know about American small businesses? Did you know, for example, that there are 27.9 million small firms, and that about half of...

Aug 09, 2012, 16:50 ET
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Advocacy Announces Seattle Symposium on Small Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 What does a startup company need to succeed? How does government impact the startup process? What is the role of innovation and how do we...

Aug 07, 2012, 13:37 ET
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Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant's Statement on OIRA Administrator Cass Sunstein's Announced Departure

 Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, released the following statement praising Cass Sunstein's accomplishments as Administrator of...

May 03, 2012, 10:24 ET

Immigrant-owned Businesses Start with More Capital than Non-Immigrant-owned Businesses

 According to a study released today by the SBA Office of Advocacy, immigrants make a significant contribution to business ownership and...

Mar 21, 2012, 14:53 ET
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Small Business Economy 2011: Small Firms Continue to Outperform Large Firms in Job Creation

 Quarter by quarter, small businesses outperformed large firms in net job creation nearly three out of four times from 1992 through 2010 when...

Mar 13, 2012, 13:10 ET
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Advocacy Announces Small Business Data Resources Tool

Information abounds on the Internet, but timely, accurate, extensive, and accessible databases are sometimes hard to find. With more than 30...

Feb 14, 2012, 13:17 ET
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Advocacy Regulatory Reviews Save $11.7 Billion for Small Business

 In fiscal year 2011, the Office of Advocacy saved small businesses $11.7 billion in first year regulatory costs and $10.7 billion in annually...

Jan 26, 2012, 16:30 ET
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Office of Advocacy Releases Small Business Profiles for All 50 States

Small Businesses Play a Vital Role in the U.S. Economy  Today the Office of Advocacy released the annual Small Business Profiles for the...

Dec 22, 2011, 11:52 ET
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Office of Advocacy's Economic Research Annual Report: FY 2011 Research Efforts Focused on Small Business Access to Financing

  During the past fiscal year, the Office of Advocacy's Office of Economic Research (OER) took an in-depth look at the state of the...

Nov 10, 2011, 15:24 ET
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Chief Counsel Praises the Repeal of Three Percent Withholding Requirement on Contractors

Today Chief Counsel for Advocacy Dr. Winslow Sargeant praised Congress' repeal of the three percent contractor withholding requirement. The...

Aug 21, 2008, 01:00 ET

Regulatory Expert Jamie Belcore Joins Advocacy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regulatory expert Jamie Belcore has joined the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business...

Jul 30, 2008, 01:00 ET

Advocacy Commits To Long-Term r3 Initiative

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Advocacy is committed to the long-term success of its Regulatory Review and Reform...

Jul 24, 2008, 01:00 ET

High-Impact Firms Create Alabama's Jobs and Growth

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "High-impact" firms create Alabama's new jobs and growth, according to a study recently released...