Any entrepreneur can tell you that a startup is essentially global from day one. With a low barrier of entry, global traffic and millions of customers shopping online each day, eBay has become more than a simple auction site for used good -- more than 90 percent of U.S. small businesses on the platform now export.
This Wednesday, the House Committee on Small Business will hear from the head of eBay’s Global Public Policy Lab on how to expand the role of small businesses in global commerce. The hearing will examine “ongoing trade negotiations, the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 and the impact of U.S. trade policy on small businesses.
In the Senate, the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship is scheduled to examine proposed environmental regulations and their impacts on small businesses.
Other topics covered by hearings in the week ahead include: improving capital access, commercial space regulation, competitiveness, relations with Cuba and cyber threats.
Improving Capital Access Programs within the SBA
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
2360 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, May 19
Protecting Critical Infrastructure: How the Financial Sector Addresses Cyber Threats
House Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
2175 Rayburn HOB
H.R.880 - American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015
H.R.2262 - SPACE Act of 2015
House Committee on Rules
H-313 U.S. Capitol Building
Across Town, Across Oceans: Expanding the Role of Small Business in Global Commerce
Wednesday, May 20
An Examination of Proposed Environmental Regulation’s Impacts on America’s Small Businesses
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
428A Russell Senate Office Building
U.S. Cuban Relations - The Way Forward
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Sparking US Government Engagement in Global Entrepreneurship
Is Education the Real Beneficiary of an Entrepreneurial Economy?
PDE’s Last Call
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