Small Business Resources: SBA Office of Advocacy

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy covers Region IX which includes California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. SBA Office of Advocacy is an independent voice for small business within the federal government, the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the source of small business statistics. 

The Office of Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, the federal agencies, the federal courts and state policy makers. 

The SBA Office of Advocacy is working with small business proponents, organizations and individuals to learn more about their concerns regarding federal rules and regulations and advocate on their behalf.  For more information, please visit

In addition, they have launched a webpage where business owners and the public can go to direct their concerns regarding specific federal regulations. Please visit