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The SBA contracts with ReadyTalk.com to conduct and record our online training. The following links will take you to the ReadyTalk site where you will be able to see the slide presentation and hear the previously conducted and recorded training. You will need to enter your Name, Email, Phone and Company name and click on the "Submit" button after you click on the link below.

NOTE: The information in the Archives was current when presented. Listeners may wish to check with their district office for any changes since the Archived training was recorded.

Annual Report of the Chief Counsel for Advocacy on Implementation of the Regulatory Flexibility Act

The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their regulatory actions on small businesses and other small entities and to minimize any undue disproportionate burden. The chief counsel for advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration is charged with monitoring federal agencies' compliance with the act and with submitting an annual report to Congress.

This information applies to SBA disaster loans for Homeowner Associations (HOA), Planned Unit Developments (PUD), co-ops, condominium and other common interest developments.

Types of Disaster Loans Available to Qualified Applicants

SBA disaster business loans of up to $2 million are available to associations to repair or replace disaster-damaged common elements not fully covered by insurance or other disaster recoveries. 

Once you have decided to apply for a loan guaranteed by the SBA, you will need to collect the appropriate documents for your application. The SBA does not provide direct loans. The process starts with your local lender, working within SBA guidelines.

Use the checklist below to ensure you have everything the lender will ask for to complete your application. Once your loan package is complete, your lender will submit it to the SBA. 

If you hire employees, you need to secure information for the mandatory records and forms you must complete. Visit the Hiring Employees page on IRS.gov and search for Form W-4 - Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has proposed a rule establishing filing and recordkeeping procedures relating to the importation of certain fish and fish products, in order to implement the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act’s (MSA) prohibition on importing and trading of fish that were taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of any foreign law or regulation.  Specifically, NMFS seeks to integrate catch and landing information and documents for certain fish and fish products within the International Trade Data System (ITDS) and require electron

The Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Profiles are an annual analysis of each state’s small business activities. Each profile gathers the latest information from key federal data-gathering agencies to provide a snapshot of small business health and economic activity. This year’s profiles report on state economic growth and employment; small business employment, industry composition, and turnover; plus business owner demographics and county-level employment change. 



Next Small Business Labor Safety (OSHA/MSHA) Roundtable


Friday, March 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon




Dear Small Business Representatives:


We have scheduled the next Small Business Labor Safety (OSHA/MSHA) Roundtable for Friday, March 18, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon



SBA Office of Advocacy
Small Business Roundtable on DOL’s Proposed Rule

Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
Monday, March 14, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)


Dear Small Business Representatives:



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