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Our staff, listed below, advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers. Economic research, policy analyses, and small business outreach help identify issues of concern. Regional Advocates and an office in Washington, DC, support the Chief Counsel's efforts.

Office of the Chief Counsel

Once you’ve completed the Service or Product Line section of your plan, the next part of your business plan should focus on your marketing and sales management strategy for your business.

The table attached displays the Class Waivers for the SBA Office of Contracting Nonmanufacturer Rule Class Waiver in effect as of January 1, 2015.

Return to the Nonmanufacturer Waiver page

The Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program works with private investment funds licensed as SBICs to provide  growth capital to U.S. small businesses. Although SBICs regulated by SBA, they are private, profit-seeking investment companies that make independent investment decisions. This directory will provide you with the contact information needed to learn more about the SBIC Licensees in your state.

Explanation of Directory Information

Details on each SBIC listed below include the following information:

SBA’s Procurement Center Representatives (PCRs) assist small businesses in obtaining federal contracts through six Area Offices across the US and its territories.  See our map to find a PCR in your area.

What you Need to Know as a Contracting Officer

PCRs are there to help you and your agency meet your small business goals.  PCRs should be invited into your acquisition strategy at the onset to help determine a small business’s capability to perform. In addition PCRs:

Although credit and debit card payments are on the rise, the expenses and additional record-keeping involved with card payments are not ideal for all businesses. If you want to expand your customer payment options beyond cash but aren't ready to make the leap to card payments, accepting checks is another option to consider.  

To protect the financial health of your business, understand the laws that regulate check payment policies.

Policies for Accepting Checks

Compliance Contacts

Contact the following individual to get more information on complying with SEC regulations:

Sebastian Gomez Abero, Chief
Office of Small Business Policy
Division of Corporation Finance

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Phone: 202-551-3460

TTY/TTD: 800-877-8339

Compliance Resources

The SEC’s Office of Small Business Policy provides compliance resources for small businesses:

U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General Memorandum

To: Eric R. Zarnikow
Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access

Date: December 10, 2009

From: Debra S. Ritt
Assistant Inspector General for Auditing

Subject: Notice of Finding and Recommendation on Recovery Act Loans Disbursed Without the Required Borrower Immigration Certifications

Hearing before the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

April 29, 2010; Washington, D.C.

Executive Summary of Testimony of Assistant Chief Counsel for Advocacy Joseph Sobota

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Self-employed women are able to spend more time with their children and families, compared to their wage-and-salary earning counterparts, according to a study released today by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The study finds that self-employed women spend about 3.5 more hours per week in household activities than wage-and-salary earning women do, and six more hours than men do.


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