Miscellaneous

We noted that the Small Business Administration in conjunction with the SCORE Association will be hosting a virtual conference to celebrate small business week on May 1 through May 3. The array of webinars available, all of which are free and open to the public, can be accessed here. And finally, the monthly Miller Pulse…

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SBA Regulatory Reform Schedule

The latest series of Small Business Administration (SBA) Regulatory Reform hearings wraps up next week with three more public hearings looking to identify and eliminate regulatory burdens on small businesses. A hearing will be held in Milwaukee, WI beginning at 8:30 this morning at Schlitz Park, 1555 N Rivercenter Dr, Conference Room 3, Milwaukee (Milwaukee…

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SBA Regulatory Reform Schedule

The Small Business Administration (SBA) keeps marching ahead under President Trump’s orders to find and eliminate regulatory burdens on small businesses. The agency has held a number of Regulatory Reform hearings around the country over the past year and continues to schedule the public forums. Upcoming Regulatory Reform hearing, at which small business men and…

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Congress, SBA Headline CFA Forum

The Coalition of Franchisee Association (CFA) Lobby Day Forum is always a great opportunity for franchisees to make their voice heard in Washington DC, but this year, that seems especially true. The annual event, being held on October 25 & 26, will open with a Congressional Reception for which dozens of Congressmen and women have…

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At the Federal Level

With Congress still on its “spring break”, it has been relatively quiet from a legislative and regulatory perspective at the federal level, but we noted a few items we wanted to apprise our readers of. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is celebrating Small Business Week the week after next, April 30 – May 5 with…

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DOL Prepares for New Overtime Rule

The DOL new overtime rule has been enjoined by a federal court in Texas pending final disposition of 2 distinct legal challenges – one brought by 21 states and the other filed by a number of business (the two cases have since been consolidated in State of Nevada v U.S. Department of Labor).  Notwithstanding that…

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SBA Webinars Scheduled

Maybe it stems from WikiLeaks dropping a bunch of private emails in this election cycle or maybe it’s just coincidence, but either way, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is getting active in trying to educate small businesses about technology issues.  Actually, the SBA has a number of webinars scheduled for next Thursday, October 27 that…

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DOL Overtime Rule Sent To OMB

Without boring you with all the painful governmental details, the new Department of Labor mandated overtime rules have been sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for their final review before becoming effective.  OMB review typically takes a month or two to complete, but with the prospect of the Congressional Review…

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CFA Asks for Help on Franchise Relations Bills

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) has asked franchisees across the country to reach out to their Congressmen and ask for their support of two bills filed by Representative Keith Ellison (MN – 5th District).  H.R. 3196, The Fair Franchise Act of 2015 will prohibit unfair and discriminatory practices by franchisors and require all parties…

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SBA Advocate Asks for More Comment Time on Overtime

With the Obama administration moving full bore on implementing its new overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the business advocate’s office within the Small Business Administration has formally requested that DOL allow more time for concerned individuals and small businesses to comment on the proposal.  DOL’s Wage and Hour Division has proposed more…

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