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A Robust & Liquid Secondary market for Securities of Entrepreneurial Firms Promotes General Prosperity

Creating an exchange or market where smaller, entrepreneurial firms (SME’s) may efficiently and effectively see their shares trade in a public and transparent fashion is a good thing.  Giving people the opportunity to sell shares in a small company is a method of exit for… Read More

House Financial Services Committee will Discuss Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation Including Venture Exchanges

The House Subcommittee on Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises, part of the Financial Services Committee, will meet today (Wednesday, May13th) to discuss multiple proposals designed to improve access to capital for SMEs.  Smaller businesses generate the bulk of economic growth, and correspondingly job creation,… Read More

How Do You Create a Robust Secondary Market for SMEs? Watch this Video to Find Out

The subject of venture exchanges, or secondary markets for small cap companies, is a hot topic right now.  Sparked in part by the signing of the JOBS Act, and the new securities exemptions now coming into play, investing in SMEs is better for everyone if… Read More

97 Recommendations That Would Lead to a Resurgence in Entrepreneurial Activity in the United States

Capitol Hill is an ever-revolving series of meetings, hearings and committees that too frequently get mired in petty political squabbles and posturing. Most of what occurs on the Hill these days is lost to much of the rest of the country who are simply too… Read More

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the (2014 SEC Government Small Business) Forum

As one who has represented small and emerging growth companies over the past 36 years in navigating access to the capital markets, I have closely followed the legislative and regulatory developments in Washington, D.C. since the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of… Read More

Crowdfunding Industry Advocates Respond to IAC Recommendations on Accredited Investor Definition

Last week the Investor Advisory Committee met at the Securities and Exchange Commission to review and make recommendations on several issues regarding investors.  At the top of the list was the hot polemic on how an accredited investor should be defined. As it stands today… Read More

SEC Commissioner Gallagher Tackles Profound Need to Aid Small Business Capital Formation

Earlier today (September 17th), during a presentation delivered at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher gave a thoughtful, concise and concerned speech regarding the incredibly important needs of small business in the United States.  Recognizing that “small business is the lifeblood… Read More

SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher to Address Small Business Capital Formation

The issue of capital formation for small businesses is an extremely important topic.  All too frequently the subject gets pushed aside by more superficial issues or the hot political topic of the moment.  But the fact of the matter is that small business creates the… Read More

Financial Services Committee Schedules Hearing on Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation

The House Committee on Financial Services has scheduled a earing entitled “Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation for Small and Emerging Growth Companies”.  The hearing is taking place this Wednesday, April 9, 2014 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB.  This is a one panel hearing and… Read More

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