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Date: April 15, 2010

To: Darryl K. Hairston

Associate Administrator

Office of Management and Administration

/s/ Original Signed

From: Debra S. Ritt

Assistant Inspector General for Auditing

Subject: Memorandum on the Accuracy of Recovery Act Contract Award Obligations Reported to the Federal Procurement Database System -Next Generation and Recovery.gov ROM-10-14

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Small businesses will play an important role in the nation’s economic future. The Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Profile for the United States, released today, provides details about small business employment, business starts and closings, bank lending in 2008, the demographics of business ownership, and firm and employment change by major industry and firm size.

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Compliance Contacts

Contact the following individual(s) to get more information on complying with National Aeronautics and Space Administration regulations:

David Grove
Program Manager
Small Business Programs
Phone: 202-358-2088
TTY/TTD: 202-358-3942
smallbusiness@nasa.gov

Compliance Resources

The following agencies and offices provide compliance resources for small businesses:

When facility operators think of energy consumption, they naturally focus on building operations (such as lighting and air-conditioning) and its shell components, but not necessarily on the energy consuming office equipment and appliances contained within.

byAndy Bollman, E. H. Pechan & Associates, Durham, NC 27707
2007. [50 pages.] Under contract SBAHQ-03C0020

The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for February 2009. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are:

  • Implementation of the RFA Saves Small Businesses $10.7 Billion

Message from the Chief Counsel

  • What’s Advocacy’s Story? Small Business Matters

r3 Update

  • Small Businesses Nominate 38 Regulations for 2009 r3 List

Regulatory News

  • Advocacy Comments on Cranes and Derricks in Construction Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Entrepreneurship education is becoming more available at American universities, and researchers are looking at the results, according to a new study supported by the Office of Advocacy. The study is based on initial findings from a survey funded with a challenge grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies of New York University.

A Compendium of Research by the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy
July 2009

A Working Paper by Ying Lowrey, Office of Advocacy, 2009. [59] pages.

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