The Small Business Administration will host an advocacy meeting June 4 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, according to SBA.
The purpose of the meeting is to compile crucial information for a new report on existing small business regulatory burdens across the nation, identifying specific recommendations for regulatory changes based upon first-hand accounts from small businesses across the country; and inform and educate the small business public as to how SBA can assist them with their small business goals.
The SBA is encouraging local small business participation. This will be an opportunity for small business leaders to educate advocacy and federal agencies through firsthand accounts of how they are impacted by federal regulations. The information gathered at these roundtables will be utilized to inform agencies, Congress and the public on what specific regulations can be modified or removed to help small businesses.
The SBA Office of Advocacy is an independent office that serves as a voice for small business within the federal government, the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the source of small business statistics.
Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers.
Advocacy is hosting regional regulatory reform roundtables across the country in an effort to hear directly from small businesses about what regulations concern them the most. This is an opportunity for small business owners and stakeholders to meet in-person with Advocacy senior staff.