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Office of Advocacy

Advocacy is an independent voice for small business within the federal government, the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the source of small business statistics. 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

The Office of Advocacy’s latest report focuses on seniors starting their own businesses. “The Ascent of the Senior Entrepreneur,” focuses on the growing senior population and its involvement in the entrepreneurial sector of our economy. The report finds that the percentage of individuals age 62 and over who were self-employed increased from 4.2 percent in 1988 to 5.4 percent in 2015.