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Policy News – November 6, 2019

Policy News – November 6, 2019

Yesterday, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD) held a press call urging the Senate to take up election security measures. This week both Chambers of Congress and the Trump Administration continues to work toward securing a bipartisan...

Policy News – October 30, 2019

Policy News – October 30, 2019

On Monday, the House passed 5 financial services bills that will protect investors and help startups finance their operations, as well as require the Consumer Bureau to conduct research on the challenges of unbanked and underbanked consumers, close loopholes in and...

Policy News – October 22, 2019

Policy News – October 22, 2019

It has been a big week for small businesses, as the House passed four bills that will improve programs within the Small Business Administration. H.R. 4405 – Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act of 2019, legislation that will modernize and improve the Women’s...

Policy News – October 16, 2019

Policy News – October 16, 2019

As talks over the USMCA trade deal are still underway, the National Association of Manufacturers and 350 other business groups and companies are sending every member of Congress a letter urging them to approve the deal. House Democrats will continue to negotiate trade...

Policy News – October 9, 2019

Policy News – October 9, 2019

On Monday, the House and Senate began a 2-week recess. Business will resume on October 15th. New business will include: Bills of Interest Representative Grace Meng (D-NY-6) introduced H.R.4569 a bill to reauthorize the Interagency Committee on Women’s Business...

Policy News – October 2, 2019

Policy News – October 2, 2019

On Monday, the House and Senate began a 2-week recess, with the exception of limited committee proceedings. Business will resume on October 15th.   Committee Proceedings Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Tomorrow, the committee will hold...

Policy News – September 17, 2019

Policy News – September 17, 2019

Today, the House Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “The Role of the SBA 8(a) Program in Enhancing Economic Development or Encouraging the Growth of Minority-Owned Small Businesses and Minority Entrepreneurship.”  Tomorrow, the House Committee...

Policy News – September 11, 2019

Policy News – September 11, 2019

The Senate has until the September 30th deadline to pass funding bills and avoid a government shutdown. Negotiations may be dragged out as Senate Republicans want to increase funding for the border wall by $12 billion, a proposal that is unpalatable to Senate...

Policy News, August 13, 2019

Policy News, August 13, 2019

SBA Reauthorization Highlights Last month, Senator Marco Rubio, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the Chairman's mark to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2019 (the "SBA...

Policy News, July 24, 2019

Policy News, July 24, 2019

The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee will meet to mark up a bill to reauthorize the Small Business Administration, the most significant hearing on Capitol Hill today. The House Committee on Appropriations will hold a hearing titled “Budget and...

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Industry News – November 6, 2019

White House Releases Message on National Veterans Small Business Week This week, the Administration celebrates the success of America’s service members and acknowledges their contributions to our nation’s robust and roaring economy. Source: White House    ...

Industry News – October 30, 2019

Mastercard’s Approach to Small Business Owners (Who Happen to Be Women) How an entrepreneur goes about solving challenges varies, but data from Mercator Advisory Group and Mastercard highlights how, on average, there are differences between male and female owners in...

Industry News – October 23, 2019

A New Small Business Tech Ecosystem is Emerging Gone are the days Software Companies like Square, QuickBooks, and Shopify are moving into financial services—allowing small businesses to borrow and offer financing to customers. Source: Lend Academy    ...

Industry News – October 16, 2019

California Blazing A Trail on Banking Policy for Other States California recently became just the second state, and the first in 100 years, to legalize government-owned banking. The law authorizes municipalities to open their own banks. Those public banks could then...

Industry News – October 9, 2019

Two Black Firms Merge Into the Largest Minority and Woman-Owned Investment Firm Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. LLC and The Williams Capital Group L.P. will merge to become Siebert Williams Shank & Co. LLC. The merged company will be headquartered in New York and...

Industry News – October 2, 2019

Save the Date: JPMorgan Chase to Launch the 2019 AdvancingCities Challenge This Month On October 21, 2019, JPMorgan Chase will open its next Request for Proposals (RFP) for its annual competition that aims to source and seed creative, collaborative and sustainable...

Industry News – September 25, 2019

Community Ownership: The Transformation Challenge Experts seek to help CDFIs find a balance between “affirmative remedies” that correct inequitable outcomes of social arrangements without altering the framework that supports them,” and “transformative remedies” which...

Industry News – September 17, 2019

Wells Fargo Grants $100K For Latina Entrepreneurship Training Series The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ (SHCCNJ) received a $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to be used toward bilingual business development and educational programs for...

Industry News – September 11, 2019

SBA Invites America's Small Businesses to Share Their Story The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. Source: PR Newswire Dallas...

Industry News, September 4, 2019

The State of Black Businesses in U.S. Cities with Large Black Populations Some have a strong economy and progressive political leadership that can bolster Black entrepreneurship. Others struggle to create a diverse network and comprehensive plan to keep Black...