The Capital Raising Report by SEC
In its 2022 Annual Report to Congress and the Commission, the Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) presented its findings. The report explains in detail how business owners and investors are working together to build companies, ranging from brand new startups to small public businesses.
The report offers a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics of the process of capital raising in communities all over the United States. This report includes the following:
- The most important aspects of the Office’s lobbying efforts during the fiscal year 2022; Recommendations for new policies;
- A synopsis of the activities carried out in 2022 by the Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee; and
- Information regarding the formation of assets by small businesses, broken down by:
- Emerging and small-scale commercial enterprises
- Companies that are further along in their development
- Small public companies
- Women who own their own businesses and who invest
- Owners and investors of minority-owned businesses
- Natural disaster areas
- Rural communities
The Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation is a non-partisan office that was set up by Congress in January 2019 in order to promote the welfare of small companies. In addition to this, the Office works to identify and address the unique challenges that are faced by minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, rural businesses, and businesses located in areas prone to natural disasters, as well as their investors.
Additionally, the Office provides educational resources to assist small businesses in navigating the process of capital raising.
The Office will hold its fourth annual Capital Call virtual event on January 24, 2023. During this event, the general public will have the opportunity to ask questions about the report and share their thoughts on various aspects of fund raising. The opening of registration for the Capital Call is scheduled for the month of January.
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