The Small Business Advocate - November/ December 2012

Rebecca Krafft

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 retirement planning, innovation events in Region III, and a tip of the hat to outgoing members of Congress, Senator Olympia Snowe, and Rep. Donald Manzullo.


In This Issue

Message from the Chief Counsel

2012 Accomplishments, 2013 Horizons , 3

Regulatory News

Advocacy’s Interagency Team Leads Dialogue on RFA, 1

Fall Regulatory Roundup, 4–5
  Mortgage Rules
  Patent Revisions
  Critical Habitat Analyses
  Basel III Standards
  Small Business Set-Asides

NOAA Withdraws Turtle Excluder Device Proposal, 7

Research Notes

Reports Examine Small Business Retirement Preparation, 8

Regional News

Region III Innovation Events Span Startup, Mentoring, Market Entry, 6

News Items

Small Business Leadership Changes—Snowe, Manzullo Depart at Year’s End, 2