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Small Business Advocate Martha Legg Miller to Depart SEC

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that Martha Legg Miller, Director of the Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (OASB), is leaving the agency at the end of April. The SEC added that Sebastian Gomez Abero will serve as Acting… Read More

SEC’s Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation to be Virtual this Year

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The Securities and Exchange Commission‘s (SEC)  41st Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation will take place as a virtual gathering once again. Pre-covid, the event was held in person either in Washington, DC or at another venue around the US. For this year’s… Read More

SEC Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation Submits Annual Report to Congress

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation, is a relatively new entity at the SEC. The Advocate was created in recognition of the fact that smaller firms in need of growth capital too frequently get ignored by… Read More

SEC to Hold Virtual Annual Small Business Forum this Month

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The Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation will host the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) 40th Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation in a virtual event this year in light of the ongoing COVID health crisis. This is the 40th… Read More

Sebastian Gomez Abero Appointed as Deputy Director of the SEC’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation

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Longtime Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staffer Sebastian Gomez Abero has been named Deputy Director of the SEC’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (OASB). Gomez Abero has been serving as Senior Advisor to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. The OASB was created… Read More

Social Distancing: Annual SEC Small Business Forum to be Virtual this Year

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that its annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation will be virtual this year. During SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s tenure, the Forum has moved outside the beltway. Before Clayton, the Forum was held at SEC HQ… Read More

A Bank Loan Alternative: Honeycomb Credit CEO Provides Insight into Crowdfunding Platform Performance During Coronavirus Crisis

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George Cook, the CEO of Honeycomb Credit, is a sixth-generation community banker who started a loan crowdfunding portal to support main street small businesses. A FINRA regulated funding portal, Honeycomb is a debt only seeing an opportunity to supplant bank lending or competing Fintechs that… Read More

SEC Small Business Advocate to Host Virtual Coffee Breaks. First Meeting to Include NextSeed, Republic and Honeycomb Credit

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Earlier this week the SEC Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation announced a series of  “virtual coffee breaks” to engage with the public to discuss updates, trends, and perspectives on how COVID-19 is impacting raising capital. The very first virtual gather is… Read More

It’s Going to be Really Bad: SEC Small Business Committee Discusses COVID-19 Impact

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee met today in a teleconference to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and small business. In brief, several Committee members expressed the opinion that it is going to be really bad. Martha Legg Miller,… Read More

SEC Selects Martha Legg Miller as Small Business Advocate in New Role for Commission

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the selection of Martha Legg Miller as the very first “Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation.” The position was created by legislation signed into law during the final days of the Obama Administration in a legislative push to… Read More

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