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Office of Advocacy

The independent voice for small business in the Federal Government and the source of small business statistics.

Advocacy is an independent voice for small business within the federal government and is the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, the federal agencies, the federal courts and state policy makers.

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Office Spotlight

Report Explores the Innovation Accelerator Phenomenon

A new Advocacy report, Innovation Accelerators: Defining Characteristics Among Startup Assistance Organizations, studies these popular programs that help high-value startups scale quickly. It provides a robust definition of accelerators and a starting point to develop metrics to help policymakers determine the relevance of accelerators.