Dodd-Frank Marks its Seventh Anniversary

Tomorrow, July 21, 2017, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will have its seventh anniversary. The Act has not been stranger to controversy, with some arguments claiming the act hinders Americans and others asserting it promotes growth under safe regulatory practices.

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Newsletter: House Votes to Eliminate Dodd-Frank – Small Business Owners Confident in Future

House Votes to Eliminate Dodd-Frank

The House of Representatives has voted to pass the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017; among its objectives, the act aims to restructure the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) into a consumer law enforcement agency and replace the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

The Financial CHOICE Act was first introduced on April 26, 2017 by Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

During an April hearing on the proposed act, A Legislative Proposal to Create Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs, Hensarling stated, “The bill [Financial CHOICE Act] will unleash opportunities for economic growth, foster capital formation, provide Main Street job creators with regulatory relief, so more Americans can go back to work in good careers and give their families a better life.”

The act will now move to the Senate for a vote, where it is expected to struggle if it fails to generate bipartisan support.

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Report: Small Business Owners Confident about Future

The new CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey reveals that small business owners hold high hopes for the future of their companies and the economy. The report’s inaugural installment analyzed a sample of 2,030 small business owners from April 17-28, 2017. Twenty-five percent of small business owners stated that taxes are the most important issue for their business, followed by regulation, customer demand and the cost of employee healthcare, each reported by 14 percent of survey participants.

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2017 NAWRB Top 50 Women-Owned Small Business Revenue Awards; Deadline June 30, 2017

NAWRB is excited to launch the first and only earning recognition program for WOSBs within the housing ecosystem. As we merge all industries into one list, our goal is to form profitable collaborations to propel women’s economic growth.



NAWRB Nexus Conference; Discount Rate Expires June 30, 2017

The NAWRB Conference is the nucleus, the center, and the source of business sustainability. As a non-partisan organization, NAWRB still has a seat at the table. Our relationships at the forefront allow us an inside look at government contracting forecasts. What opportunities does the future hold? Millions of dollars in procurement contracts and vendor relations were secured from connections made at the 2016 NAWRB Conference. Unlock your business growth!

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In the News!

Facts for Features: 2017 Hurricane Season Begins

The North Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local statistics that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts.

SBA Announces $18 Million in Funding Opportunity to Support Small Businesses Trade Growth

The SBA announced an $18 million funding opportunity to support export growth among U.S. small businesses.  The funding opportunity will be awarded through SBA’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program (STEP).



Upcoming Events

If an event involves women’s equality and supporting the women’s movement, NAWRB strives to be there. Join us to take part in making a better tomorrow!

June 20-21: MBA National Advocacy Conference 2017

The National Advocacy Conference is the largest advocacy event of the year focused solely on the issues facing real estate finance.

June 20-22: WBENC National Conference & Business Fair 2017

With three days of programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions and more.

June 29: The Latino Coalition Economic Opportunity Summit

Guest speakers will delve into the most topical issues during a day that will cover TLC’s “four C’s” of business ownership: Capital, Capacity, Contracts and Cost.

July 16-19: NAWRB 4th Annual Conference, Women’s Collaboration for the Future

The NAWRB Annual Conference will highlight actionable solutions to increase women’s gender equality in the American workplace. The only way to beat the competition tomorrow is by preparing today. Register to take your business to new heights!