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The Small Business Advocate – August/September 2012

Rebecca Krafft

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 announcement of the new Advocacy Innovation Initiative by Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant.


In This Issue

  Advocacy Hosts Seattle Conference, 1

Message from the Chief Counsel

  Advocacy Innovation Initiative Takes Flight, 2

Regulatory News

   Patent Reform Update: First-To-File, Roundtables, Roadshow, 7

  EBSA Revises Position in Response to Small Business Input, 7

Research Notes

  Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business, 3-6

  Which Banks Lend to Small Business?  8