[Reprinted from November 3, 2014 Edition of CrowdfundInsider]
November is a big month in Washington, DC. Not only is it the mid-term election season that happens to have a bit of excitement in the air with the Senate being up for grabs, but also there are several events targeting the small business community. The SEC has traditionally hosted its annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation during this month. Once a sleepy affair ignored by many outside the beltway but now, with pressure being applied regarding hot button items to aide small business, the event has become a popular ticket for SME advocates. This year in advance of the Small Business Capital Forum, there will be a Growth Capital Summit held at the National Press Club.
The organizers invite interested individuals to join them for a pre-forum briefing where issues such as the following will be discussed;
- JOBS Act implementation: Rule proposals on Title II, Title III and Title IV
- General solicitation of Reg D Rule 506(c) offerings
- Reg A+ state regulatory pre-emption
- Accredited investor eligibility recommendations of the SEC Investor Advisory Committee
- Private secondary markets for small company equity securities
- Tick size pilot implementation
- SEC enforcement of Reg M Rule 105, Section 13 and 16 reporting, and use of quantitative analytics in investigations
- Primary shelf offering expansion and exchange relief of shelf offering limits
- JOBS Act 2.0: Proposed legislation for revising and improving the small company offerings exemptions of the JOBS Act and related securities laws
There are several well known names in the crowdfunding – small business finance space including Crowdfund Insider Contributor Sam Guzik, CFIRA co-founder DJ Paul, Heritage Senior Fellow David Burton and CFIRA Chair Chris Tyrell and more.