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Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

The SEC hosts an annual forum that focuses on the capital formation concerns of small business. Called the "SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation," this gathering has assembled annually since 1982, as mandated by the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980. A major purpose of the Forum is to provide a platform to highlight perceived unnecessary impediments to small business capital formation and address whether they can be eliminated or reduced. Each forum seeks to develop recommendations for government and private action to improve the environment for small business capital formation, consistent with other public policy goals, including investor protection. Participants in the Forum typically have included small business executives, venture capitalists, government officials, trade association representatives, lawyers, accountants, academics and small business advocates. In recent years, the format of the Forum typically has emphasized small interactive breakout groups developing recommendations for governmental action.

2015 Forum — The SEC plans to host its 2015 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation in the Fall of 2015. Further information will be posted here as plans are finalized.

We encourage everyone to suggest topics and recommendations for facilitating small business capital formation to be considered at the 2015 Forum by sending them to the SEC Office of Small Business Policy at SmallBusiness@sec.gov or 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20549-3628. Questions may be directed to the Office of Small Business Policy at (202) 551-3460 or SmallBusiness@sec.gov.

2014 Forum — The SEC hosted its 2014 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on Thursday, November 20, 2014. The following materials from the 2014 Forum are available:

Final Report

Agenda

Program

Panelist slide presentations

Record of Proceedings

Webcast archive

Previous ForumsFinal Reports of the SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation since June 1993.

 


http://www.sec.gov/info/smallbus/sbforum.shtml


Modified: 05/20/2015