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The January-February Small Business Advocate

On February 19, 2010, posted in: SBA by admin | Comments Off

The January-February issue of The Small Business Advocate features the office’s Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act FY 2009, and it reports on the office’s recent economic reports and comment letters to federal agencies.

Quarterly Indicators

On February 18, 2010, posted in: SBA by admin | Comments Off

The U.S. economy rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2009, with real GDP growing by an annualized 5.7 percent. Overall economic trends for small business owners can be found in the latest version of the Quarterly Indicators.

FY 2009 Annual Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

On February 13, 2010, posted in: SBA by admin | Comments Off

Small businesses realized $7 billion in first-year cost savings and $745 million in annually recurring savings as a result of fiscal year (FY) 2009 efforts to help agencies comply with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). The law requires agencies to review the economic impacts of proposed regulations on small entities and consider less burdensome alternatives. The figures are reported in the FY 2009 edition of the Office of Advocacy’s annual Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Small businesses realized $7 billion in first-year cost savings and $745 million in annually recurring savings as a result of fiscal year (FY) 2009 efforts to help agencies comply with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). The law requires agencies to review the economic impacts of proposed regulations on small entities and consider less burdensome alternatives. The figures are reported in the FY 2009 edition of the Office of Advocacy’s annual Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

On January 28, 2010, the Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) filed a comment letter with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), discussing small entity concerns with SBA’s proposed rulemaking to regulate the 8(a) business development program.

The study, Income and Wealth: How Did Households Owning Small Businesses Fare from 1998 to 2007?, updates previous reports prepared for the Office of Advocacy on the income and wealth of U.S. households that owned (or did not own) small businesses over various economic periods.

The study, Income and Wealth: How Did Households Owning Small Businesses Fare from 1998 to 2007?, updates previous reports prepared for the Office of Advocacy on the income and wealth of U.S. households that owned (or did not own) small businesses over various economic periods.

On December 23, 2009, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (Advocacy) submitted a comment letter to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on the Board’s proposed rulemaking on Regulation Z; Docket No. R-1366 Truth in Lending.

On December 23, 2009, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (Advocacy) submitted a comment letter in response to the Office of Manangement and Budget’s request for comments on Improving the Implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act.

On December 23, 2009, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (Advocacy) submitted a comment letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Administration’s on its proposed rulemaking on Continuation of FHA Reform-Strengthening Risk Management Through Responsible FHA-Approved Lenders.