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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 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...

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...

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...