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House Panel Recommends Cuts to SBA FY 2015 Budget, but Boosts Contract Staff

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House Panel Recommends Cuts to SBA FY 2015 Budget, but Boosts Contract Staff» Contracting Bills By Deborah Billings, Bloomberg Government The House Small Business Committee recommended reducing the Small Business Administration's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget of close to $865 million by $50 million. The “views and estimates” document marked up by the panel and sent to the…

SBA Budget Request Faulted for Failing To Address Problems in Identifying SBs

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SBA Budget Request Faulted for Failing To Address Problems in Identifying SBs By Bloomberg Government The System for Award Management (SAM) and the Small Business Administration's Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) database do not reliably identify small business government contractors, according to a House Small Business Committee memo on the fiscal year 2015 budget request…

House Panel Approves Small Business» Contracting Bills

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House Panel Approves Small Business» Contracting Bills By Cristina Marcos and David Michaels, CQ Roll Call The House «Small Business» Committee on Wednesday advanced seven measures that would facilitate «small business»’ access to federal contracts. “When «small businesses» compete for these contracts, there’s something that happens: jobs,” said…

Indications Show 23 Percent Goal For Small Business Contracting Met in 2013

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Indications Show 23 Percent Goal For Small Business Contracting Met in 2013  By Deborah Billings, Bloomberg Government  Government agencies for the first time since 2005 appear to have met the goal of awarding 23 percent of prime contracts to small businesses, leaders of the House Small Business Committee said March 5. Although the Small Business…

Start-Up, Small-Business CFOs Flock to Twitter: Study

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​ Start-Up, Small-Business CFOs Flock to Twitter: Study By Maxwell Murphy, February 27, 2014 Almost no chief financial officers at large companies are on Twitter, but roughly 500 finance executives at small companies have active accounts, according to new research by Leadtail Inc., a social-media marketing consultant. That’s an infinitesimal slice of Twitter’s roughly…

CMS Actuary: ACA Will Raise Premiums For 11M People, Reduce Them for 6M

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  CMS Actuary: ACA Will Raise Premiums For 11M People, Reduce Them for 6M  By Sara Hansard | February 24, 2014 07:22PM ET CMS Actuary Report Basis of Report: Premium estimate is based on ACA provisions requiring guaranteed issue, guaranteed renewability and community ratings. Comments: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Small Business…

Bloomberg BNA: High Costs of SEC Approach Would Stymie Success of Crowdfunding, Commenters Warn

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High Costs of SEC Approach Would Stymie Success of Crowdfunding, Commenters Warn By Yin Wilczek February 5, 2014 In recent comment letters, small businesses and other industry representatives warned that the Securities and Exchange Commission must lower the costs for issuers and intermediaries if equity-based crowdfunding is to be viable. Many commenters, including the Small…

Bloomberg BNA: Graves Wants Disclosure Adjustments In Proposed SEC Crowdfunding Rules

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Graves Wants Disclosure Adjustments In Proposed SEC Crowdfunding Rules By Rob Tricchinelli February 4, 2014 The Securities and Exchange Commission should relax some of its proposed rules on crowdfunding, the chairman of the House Small Business Committee told the agency in a Feb. 3 comment letter. The letter from Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) recommended that the SEC change its…

Bloomberg Government: House Committee Urging Small Businesses To Comment on Silica, Reporting Proposals

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House Committee Urging Small Businesses To Comment on Silica, Reporting Proposals January 22, 2014 By Stephen Lee (BNA) House Republicans said they are eyeing Occupational Safety and Health Administration rulemakings on silica exposure and electronic recordkeeping and urging small business owners to submit comments to the agency's docket. The Jan. 10 fact sheet issued by the…

Bloomberg BNA: Rep. Graves: Management Failures of SHOP Marketplaces Part of 'Disturbing Trend'

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Bloomberg BNA: Rep. Graves: Management Failures of SHOP Marketplaces Part of 'Disturbing Trend' December 11, 2013 By Sara Hansgard (BNA) The management failures of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act are part of a “disturbing trend” exhibited by the Obama administration in implementing the law, the chairman of the…