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  • The Hill: Requiring Federal Regulators to Consider How Regulations Will Affect Small Businesses
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – This week, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) wrote an op-ed with House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Senate Small Business Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) and Senator James Lankford (R-OK) for The Hill on how Congress should do more when considering how regulations affect small businesses: Every day, millions of American small business owners and their employees work hard to develop products, provide services, and create jobs that grow our economy. ... Read more

  • Cincinnati Business Courier: Helping Greater Cincinnati Minority Entrepreneurs Succeed
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    A decade ago, Ohio was considered a fly-over state. But today, the state is gaining ground on big startup regions. Cincinnati in particular has seen a number of changes in the past few years, including more capital, mentors, incubators and accelerators ready to guide the next generation of innovators. With a goal of pitching ideas to investors during a demo day – think “Shark Tank” – accelerators put entrepreneurs through a fixed-term, group-based program that focuses on mentorships. Though the ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Chairman Chabot Talks Veterans and Small Businesses in The Hill
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    WASHINGTON – Last week, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) wrote an op-ed for the Hill on veterans starting small businesses once they return from the battlefield, and the tools they need to succeed. “When our nation’s military men and women return home after service, they not only deserve our gratitude, but often times need our help. Many who return do so with the dream of starting their own business. Not surprisingly, those who have served in the military already po... Read more

  • ICYMI: Congress Should Finish Strong with Small Business Tax Cuts
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON- This week, Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH) wrote an op-ed on why lawmakers need to finish the year strong by providing tax cuts for small businesses. “Here in Ohio, small businesses are an especially big deal. A whopping 99.6 percent of our companies are small businesses, according to figures from the U.S. Small Business Administration. They employ over two million Ohioans, making up 46 percent of all employees in-state. In the latest Kauffman Foundation rankings, Columbus and Clevel... Read more

  • ICYMI: Tax Reform for the Growing Gig Economy
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, Heidi Pickman, theCommunications and Policy Director of the California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity, released an op-ed in support of Chairman Steve Chabot's (R-OH) bill, H.R. 3717, the Small Business Owners' Tax Simplification Act. "As Congress debates tax reform, we hear lots about the middle class, corporations, and the 1 percent, but we haven’t heard much about the gig economy, and we should," stated Heidi Pickman. "What is the gig economy? Do you include ind... Read more

  • ICYMI – SBC Vice Chairman Luetkemeyer Pens Op-Ed About Cutting Red Tape for Small Businesses
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Recently, Vice Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) wrote an op-ed in the News Tribune in Jefferson City, MO about the House Small Business Committee hearing titled, “How Streamlining Federal Permitting Can Cut Red Tape for Small Business.” The hearing examined how federal permitting requirements burden small businesses and ways to streamline the process. “As many of you know, before a business can begin a construction project it is required to obtain a myriad of permits from the fede... Read more

  • ICYMI – Small Business Need Real Regulatory Change, Not “Meaningless Relief Efforts”
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on August 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Last week, Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE) Council, acknowledged the Administration’s efforts to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses in an SBE Council article. These efforts coincide with the House Small Business Committee’s efforts over the past several years that have helped provide certainty and encouraged entrepreneurship. Ms. Kerrigan, however, explained that small businesses are still waiting for long-lasting regula... Read more

  • GOP Chairman: Small Business Needs to Have a Voice in Tax Reform
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    By: Naomi Jagoda July 25, 2017 House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) said that it’s important for tax-reform discussions to consider how small-businesses operate. “I believe that it is imperative for small businesses to have a seat at the table and a voice in the largest tax reform effort in 31 years,” Chabot said in a statement Tuesday. In a letter dated Monday, Chabot outlined various small business-related issues that should be considered in tax-reform conversations. T... Read more

  • ICYMI - WSJ: A Jobs Rally At Last
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    This week, the National Federation of Independent Business’s May report showed that hiring at small businesses surged this past month, according to a Wall Street Journal article. "Owners of small companies report an adjusted average employment increase of 0.34 workers per firm over the past few months. “Few readings in the past 43 years have been higher,” says NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkelberg. This is the strongest report since February of 2006." "Owners of small businesses are planning ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Good News: Increased Health Care Options for Small Businesses?
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON - This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that small businesses can enroll their employees directly in a health insurance company instead of having to do it through Obamacare’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). Wall Street Journal: White House Closes a Health-Care Enrollment Option WSJ Excerpt: “Our goal is to reduce ACA burdens on consumers and small businesses and make it easier for them to purchase coverage,” Seema Verma, the administr... Read more