President Biden announced important changes to the PPP, including a two-week window for businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

The Small Business Advocate- May 2014

Brooke Nelson

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 of Advocacy with small business leaders and entrepreneurs from around Region VI (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas). The diverse participants shared their big ideas, best practices and barriers with Advocacy staff to take back to Washington, D.C. The newsletter includes details from presentations given by small business leaders, breakout sessions and site visits.


In This Issue


New Orleans Symposium Provides Valuable Lessons on Region VI Challenges and Successes, 1

Idea Village Connects the Local Community with Entrepreneurs, 2

Message from the Chief Counsel: The Gumbo of Entrepreneurship, 3

Advocacy Staff Dialogues With Small Business Stakeholders in Breakout Sessions, 4

Fostering Regional Innovation Accelerators, 5

Understanding the Waterways of Southeast Louisiana, 6

Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends: Small Business, Big Aspirations, 6

Historic Theater Owners Share Concerns over Regulations, 7

NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility Puts Its Vast Facility to Good Use, 7