Public Policy

The basic policy or set of policies forming the foundation of public laws, especially such policy not yet formally enunciated. ~ Heritage Dictionary ~

Public policy can be generally defined as a system of laws, regulatory measures, courses of action, and funding priorities concerning a given topic promulgated by a governmental entity or its representatives.

Public Policy impacts our daily lives and our businesses.

NAWBO Silicon Valley educates women business owners on economic policy and current legislative initiatives that impact business health and growth. In addition, NAWBO Silicon Valley takes an active role in meeting with our elected representatives to help them understand the issues that are important to women business owners. The Public Policy Committee at NAWBO Silicon Valley can’t do this without your support. Make sure you tell us what is important to you and join the Public Policy Committee.

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NAWBO National Advocacy Updates

A diverse group of business leaders, including NAWBO, released an open letter supporting Ukraine and committing to use private-sector levers to support the people of Ukraine, including humanitarian assistance. View the full letter here.

On Friday, April 22, 2022, from 10:00 am-3:00 pm EDT, Small business stakeholders are invited to attend, via online webinar, the first United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Dialogue. The USMCA SME Dialogue brings together businesses and stakeholders with government officials to discuss strengthening regional trade and investment with USMCA.

  • The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), together with the Global Affairs Canada and Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, and the Development Productive Unit, and the Vice Ministry of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economy of Mexico are convening the webinar. 
  • Click here to register.

Public Private Strategies Institute is partnering with SBA through the Building a Better America: A Small Business Resource Community (BBA Community). The community will connect small businesses with critical resources and information, including how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, American Rescue Plan, and Made in America create opportunities to help your small business thrive! Click here for details.

Register for NAWBO National Advocacy Day, happening June 7 – 8, 2022 in Washington DC

President Biden recently nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court. If confirmed, she will be the first Black woman to serve in the high court and just the third African American in the high court’s 233-year history.

SBA’s Office of Advocacy released its Small Business Finance Frequently Asked Questions. The document details a broad range of financial data concerning small businesses in the United States. The FAQ is a convenient place to find information on small business financing, types and amounts of capital used by small businesses, the role of different lending options for small businesses, and trends and characteristics of capital access by business owner demographic.