The U.S. Small Business Administration would like to hear your stories about the difficulties in complying with rules
The federal government is taking this seriously.
Now is your chance to speak up and help make a meaningful difference.
When President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13771 and Executive Order 13777 instructing the entire federal government to rein in the costs and nightmares of regulatory compliance, one agency of particular importance to small businesses everywhere took it to heart.
On July 11 in Boise and on July 13 in Coeur d’Alene, the Office of Advocacy in the U.S. Small Business Administration will hold hearings to solicit first-hand testimony to identify specific barriers to small-business growth.
Of the 75 issues NFIB measures every four years and publishes in its Small Business Problems & Priorities report, “Unreasonable Government Regulations” came in second in 2016, a three-point jump from its fifth place in 2012. In a special poll just on regulations that NFIB conducted in 2017, it found that one-third of small employers have had a government official enter their place of business to inspect or examine their records and/or licenses or otherwise check on their compliance with some government requirement.
This is your opportunity to speak out on the rules and regulations holding you back from expanding your business and hiring more employees. The Office of Advocacy, which acts as an independent small business watchdog within the federal government, has even posted this online form for those who can’t make either of the meetings. A webpage of all the Office’s activities can be read here.
Representatives of federal agencies and congressional offices will also attend the roundtables, which are free and open to the public, but a reservation is requested and can be made at the “click here” links below.
Come tell your stories. This might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to achieve something significant for America’s Main Street, mom-and-pop enterprises.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Office of Advocacy
Regulatory Reform Roundtables
8 a.m. to Noon
(click here for more information about the Boise event)
8 a.m. to Noon
Best Western Coeur D’Alene Inn
(click here for more information about the Coeur d’Alene event)