Growing the Small Business Supplier Base in Government Contracting
October 13, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz EventID=114118 In the last decade, the federal small business supplier base has shrunk by an astounding 40 percent. While not the only factor, Category Management has substantially contributed and accelerated this decrease. The hearing will examine Category Management and its impact on small businesses serving as federal prime contractors. The hearing will also explore potential solutions to reverse this trend and grow our federal small...
SBA’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs
October 6, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz EventID=114105 The hearing will examine the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Entrepreneurial Development programs, which provide counseling, training, and outreach to small businesses, as well as discuss any challenges the Office of Entrepreneurial Development (OED) faces implementing the broad range of services and programs under its jurisdiction.
Empowering Employee Owned Businesses and Cooperatives Through Access to Capital
September 30, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz EventID=114081 The hearing will educate Members on the challenges faced by employee-owned businesses in the post-COVID-19 economy, especially in accessing affordable capital. The hearing will also provide Members with a history of the Small Business Committee’s legislative efforts to improve access to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7(a) loan guarantee program for employee-owned firms.
Sustainable Forestry’s Role in Climate Solutions
September 29, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz EventID=114073 As the Federal Government considers options for infrastructure investments and ways to help mitigate and adapt to climate change, the forestry sector offers multiple avenues to address these goals while also promoting small business development in rural and underserved communities. Sustainable forest management can provide economic and social benefits to meet the needs of present and future generations and also play a fun...
National Small Business Week: Celebrating our Main Street Champions
September 14, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz EventID=114027 The Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated the week of September 13 as its National Small Business Week. To honor all of America’s entrepreneurs, the House Small Business Committee is honoring small businesses who showcase the American entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurs from across the country will testify on their small business success stories.
September 9, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz The Committee will consider Committee Print (providing for reconciliation pursuant to S. Con. Res. 14, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2022).
What Comes Next? PPP Forgiveness
September 1, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz EventID=114016 The hearing will update Members on the loan forgiveness phase of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Members will also learn about legislative and administrative efforts to continue streamlining the forgiveness process for borrowers and lenders.
July 29, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz The Committee on Small Business will hold a markup of legislation to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act. The items that will be marked up include: • H.R. 4256, “Investing in Main Street Act” • H.R. 4481, “Small Business 7(a) Loan Agent Transparency Act” • H.R. 4531, “7(a) Loan Agent Oversight Act” • H.R. 3469, “Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act of 2021” • H.R. 3462, “SBA Cyber Awareness Act” • H.R. 45...
Wealth for the Working Class: The Clean Energy Economy
July 27, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz EventID=113956 The clean energy economy has seen robust growth in recent decades and now presents the opportunity for widespread wealth creation that benefits American small businesses, their workers, and consumers. It has the potential to create millions of good-paying jobs spread across tens of thousands of businesses while simultaneously lowering energy prices for consumers. This hearing will focus on workforce development initiative...
SBA’s Role in Climate Solutions
July 21, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz EventID=113931 Climate change is increasingly becoming a threat to local economies, but small businesses can take steps to become more resilient and boost their competitiveness. The SBA can support efforts to facilitate access to capital for climate change mitigation investments and resilience efforts. This hearing will allow members to learn more about the role that small businesses can play in addressing climate change, and how federa...
Strengthening the Cybersecurity Posture of America’s Small Business Community
July 20, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz EventID=113916 Small businesses are highly vulnerable to cybersecurity threats as employers, suppliers, and consumers in a modern digital economy. Many cannot afford dedicated Information Technology (IT) staff to navigate and mitigate risks and are wary of investments in pricey software. This hearing will provide members the opportunity to examine the many cybersecurity threats facing small businesses and identify available resources.
Innovation as a Catalyst for New Jobs: SBA’s Innovation Initiatives
July 14, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz EventID=112897 Innovation is key to the success of America’s small businesses and the country’s long-term economic prospects. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a number of programs to stimulate innovation at startups across the country. Subcommittee Members will have the opportunity to learn more about these programs and the importance of federal investment in innovation as a means to foster entrepreneurship, particularly in t...
Rural American Recovery: The Role of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship
July 13, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz EventID=112891 One in five Americans lives in a rural area and Main Street businesses are the backbone of those communities across the nation. Even before the pandemic, these entrepreneurs faced unique challenges compared to their urban counterparts. Among the top challenges are geographic isolation, inadequate broadband internet service, difficulty in hiring and retaining qualified workers, barriers to capital and reluctance from major...
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
June 30, 2021
TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz EventID=112848 While small businesses play an outsized role in local economies and job creation, they have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure a robust recovery, Congress will need to consider ways to fill the entrepreneurship gaps that have existed for years in low-income and rural areas. This hearing will focus on H.R. 1226, the Next Generation Entrepreneurship Corps Act, which would establish a Corps to mak...