Aug 26


The Small Business Administration (SBA) National Ombudsman office held a National Regulatory Fairness Hearing in Washington on August 19.  The office is responsible for investigating and resolving challenging rules or regulations for small businesses and GCP volunteer leader Keith Ashmus of Frantz Ward serves on the Regulatory Fairness Board. 

The hearing afforded a unique platform for small businesses to surface concerns regarding inequitable federal regulatory enforcement actions taken against small businesses involving any federal agency which impact them, their members, or others in the small business community.

While regional regulatory fairness hearings and roundtables are held around the country, the recent national hearing allowed stakeholders to hear directly from small businesses and provided an opportunity for representatives of small businesses to report significant national trends in federal regulatory compliance and enforcement and thereby, inform their assessment of systemic regulatory barriers to small business growth and prosperity.

Comments and concerns raised at the regulatory fairness hearing will be directed to the appropriate federal agency for a fairness review to reduce undue regulatory burdens, while helping small businesses succeed. 

Click here to visit the SBA Office of the National Ombudsman’s website.