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The Small Business Advocate is a monthly or bi-monthly newsletter that details economic developments and regulatory trends related to small business as well as the latest initiatives of the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy.

  • The September-October 2014 issue of the Small Business Advocate newsletter features Advocacy’s regional advocates’ tour of 1776, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that seeks to nurture local startup businesses by connecting them with a variety... Read Summary ...
  • The August 2014 newsletter features Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant's recent trip to Oklahoma, where he met with small business representatives. In addition, the newsletter highlights Advocacy staff news and regulatory news. In This... Read Summary ...
  • The June-July 2014 edition of The Small Business Advocate highlights The Office of Advocacy’s efforts to help the University of New Orleans (UNO) obtain a grant to study and improve a device used by coastal fisherman to protect sea turtles from... Read Summary ...
  • The May 2014 issue of The Small Business Advocate is a special conference edition that highlights the events from the Office of Advocacy’s Region VI Symposium which took place earlier this month in New Orleans. The symposium brought together members... Read Summary ...
  • The April 2014 issue of The Small Business Advocate features a visit by Chief Counsel for Advocacy Dr. Winslow Sargeant to Fargo, North Dakota, for the Small Business Innovations Summit. While there, he met with many small business owners,... Read Summary ...
  • The February-March 2014 issue of The Small Business Advocate features the FY 2013 Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The report shows how well federal agencies took small entities into account in their rulemaking last year. Recent Advocacy... Read Summary ...
  • The December-January issue of The Small Business Advocate newsletter features new research from Advocacy, the chief counsel’s review of 2013 highlights, and the chief economist’s perspective on the important policy choices of 2014. The issue also... Read Summary ...
  • The October-November issue of “The Small Business Advocate” features new data on veteran business owners that shows interesting demographic changes. Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargent reports on his visit to Wilmington, Del.; Philadelphia,... Read Summary ...
  • The September issue of The Small Business Advocate provides a case study of how Advocacy ensures that small business concerns are heard by federal regulators in the rulemaking process (in this case, EPA’s five-year-long formaldehyde rulemaking). The... Read Summary ...
  • The July-August edition of The Small Business Advocate spotlights regional Advocacy: the 10 regional advocates and Chief Counsel Winslow Sargeant’s recent tour of innovation engines in Maine and Boston.  It includes reports on two environmental... Read Summary ...
  • The June edition of The Small Business Advocate spotlights new Advocacy research on the geography of fast-growing firms and IPOs. It also features a firsthand account of successful high-tech manufacturing in Idaho and Washington State, the May small... Read Summary ...
  • The May edition of the Small Business Advocate spotlights the chief counsel’s recent visits to Regions II and VII to meet with small businesses, learn about their operations, and hear their concerns firsthand. The Chief Counsel’s message recaps Dr.... Read Summary ...
  • The April edition of the Small Business Advocate spotlights the office’s innovation and entrepreneurship event which took place in March in Pittsburgh. The Chief Counsel’s message recaps the office’s legislative priorities for the 113th Congress.... Read Summary ...
  • The February-March edition of the Small Business Advocate spotlights three new publications: the annual Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act, which examines federal agencies’ progress in considering small businesses when making regulations;... Read Summary ...
  • The November-December issue of The Small Business Advocate reflects on many of the Office of Advocacy’s 2012 activities and scans the 2013 horizon. It includes reports on the office’s fall regulatory activities, new research on small business... Read Summary ...
  • The October 2012 issue of The Small Business Advocate provides an overview of the Office of Advocacy's conference in Seattle entitled "Small Business and Government: Maximizing Entrepreneurship, Driving Innovation." The newsletter details the events... Read Summary ...
  • Advocacy’s September conference in Seattle headlines the August-September issue of The Small Business Advocate. The issue also contains the full text of the 2012 update of “Frequently Asked Questions about Small Business,” as well as the... Read Summary ...
  • The July edition of The Small Business Advocate focuses on research. The Office of Advocacy’s 2012 round of economic research RFQs are announced in its pages, and Chief Counsel Winslow Sargeant discusses the history and successful record of the 30-... Read Summary ...
  • The May-June edition of The Small Business Advocate highlights numerous regulatory developments, among them a new executive order on regulatory review and an appearance by OIRA Chief Cass Sunstein at an Advocacy roundtable. In other news, Regional... Read Summary ...
  • The March 2012 edition of the Small Business Advocate features the FY 2011 Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act. In FY 2011, federal agencies’ compliance with the RFA saved small businesses $11.7 billion in forgone regulatory costs. The... Read Summary ...
  • The January-February 2012 edition of the Small Business Advocate reports on year-end 2011 news, highlighted by Dr. Winslow Sargeant’s unanimous confirmation as the sixth Chief Counsel for Advocacy and the office’s receipt of an independent budget... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for August-September 2011. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Advocacy’s conference to examine the capital crunch Chief Counsel’s listening tour Progress on a number of... Read Summary ...
  •   The July issue of The Small Business Advocate features Advocacy’s regional roundtables on women’s business ownership, the chief counsel’s listening tour of West Coast businesses plus regulatory updates and other regional news   In This... Read Summary ...
  • The June issue of The Small Business Advocate reports on federal agencies’ regulatory review plans and Chief Counsel Sargeant’s listening tour of Maine businesses. Other regulatory developments and new research on veterans are covered as well.... Read Summary ...
  • The May issue of The Small Business Advocate reports on the impact of regulations on small businesses and congressional testimony on the administration of EPA’s greenhouse gas rules and the effect on small entities. In This Issue • Small... Read Summary ...
  •   The April issue of The Small Business Advocate highlights Advocacy’s legislative priorities for the 112th Congress. It also focuses on Advocacy’s network of regional advocates, new research and regulatory developments. In This Issue:... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for March 2011. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: RFA Saves Small Businesses $15 Billion in Compliance Costs Startup America Roundtables Scheduled Message from... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for January 2011. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Executive Order 13563 to Improve Regulatory Review Text of E.O. 13563 OSHA Withdraws Two Rules... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for December 2010. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Broadband Survey Published Jobs Act Codifies RFA Meaures, Gives Budget Independence Message from the Chief Counsel... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for October/November 2010. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: The RFA@30 Commemorates Landmark Law An RFA Timeline The History of the RFA Top 10 RFA Questions Answered... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for August/September 2010. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Winslow Sargeant Appointed Chief Counsel for Advocacy Major Advocacy Events Help Redesign... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for July 2010. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Four New Interns at Advocacy this Summer From the Chief Economist’s Desk Cultivating High-Impact Firms: A Key... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for June 2010. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Legislative News Roundtable on Changes to U.S. Patent System Regulatory News EPA Defers Greenhouse Gas Requirements for Most... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for April/May 2010. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Affordable Broadband: The Catalyst for Small Business Growth Broadband Plan Offers Blueprint for Access New at... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for March 2010. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Regulatory News Advocacy Files Comments on TSA’s Aircraft Repair Station Security Proposal Homeland Security Rulemaking... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for January/February 2010. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Regulatory News Federal Agency Compliance with RFA Saves Small Firms $7 Billion Advocacy Comments on Plans to... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for December 2009. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Economic News Forum Seeks Solutions To Thaw Frozen Small Business Credit Regulatory News Department of... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for November 2009. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Susan Walthall Appointed Acting Chief Counsel Regulatory News Smaller Public Companies Get Final Sarbanes-Oxley Reprieve... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for October 2009. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Legislation to Watch Message from the Acting Chief Counsel Prepare Your Business for Flu Season Tax News Recovery Act... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for August/September 2009. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: The Small Business Economy Published Advocacy Interns Expand Summer Staff Special Insert: Small... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for July 2009. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Message from the Acting Chief Counsel When We All Work Together, Good Things Happen Regulatory News Small Business Review... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for May/June 2009. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Message from the Acting Chief Counsel Got Broadband? A National Broadband Strategy for Small Business Regional Roundup... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for April 2009. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Effective Federal Income Tax Rates Calculated Home Office Deduction Act Mercatus Fellow Anna Rittgers Message from the... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for March 2009. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Message from the Acting Chief Counsel Small Firms and Recession Research Notes The Small Business Economy The Economy and... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for February 2009. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Implementation of the RFA Saves Small Businesses $10.7 Billion Message from the Chief Counsel What’s Advocacy’s Story?... Read Summary ...
  • The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for December/January 2009. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are: Small Business Representatives on Capitol Hill Blogomania Grips Advocacy Karen Mills Nominated to Head SBA... Read Summary ...