The Small Business Advocate: October 2012


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 of the conference, including three panel discussions.


In This Issue:

  • Seattle Conference Sparks Dialog Between Innovators, Public Sector, 1 
  • Leadership Interview and Keynote, 2 
  • Recognition and Takeaways, 2 
  • Message from the Chief Counsel: Getting It Right—How Can the Public Sector Help the Innovation Sector Thrive?, 3 
  • Panel 1: Small Business Innovators: The Public/Private Relationship, 4 
  • Panel 2: Maximizing Entrepreneurship: Showcasing Innovation Accelerators, 5 
  • Panel 3: Driving Innovation: An Emerging Capital Strategies Discussion, 7 
  • Two States Add Flexibility for Small Businesses in Rulemaking, 9 
  • Advocacy Welcomes Shawn Fouladi, 9 Research Contract Awards Examine Small Business Job Creation, Finance Issues, Veteran-Owned Business, and Sales Tax, 10


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