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house Bill H.R. 1842

Expanding Entrepreneurship Act of 2009

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • The house Passed November 18th, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Small Business
    IntroducedApril 1st, 2009

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Expanding Entrepreneurship Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Small Business Act to improve the Small Business Administration's entrepreneurial development programs, and for other purposes.


Expanding Entrepreneurship Act of 2009 - Amends the Small Business Act relating to small business entrepreneurial development programs (programs) to direct the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to: (1) develop and submit to Congress a plan for using the programs as a catalyst for job creation for FY2010-FY2011; (2) promulgate a rule to develop and implement a data collection process covering all programs; (3) report to Congress on opportunities to foster coordination, limit duplication, and improve delivery under the programs; (3) after public comment, establish and make available a database of providers of entrepreneurial development services; (4) designate at least one staff member in each SBA district office as a community specialist with full-time responsibility working with such providers to increase coordination with federal resources; and (5) publish a design for a Web-based portal that provides comprehensive information on the programs and, after public comment, establish such portal. Prohibits the Administrator from conducting any pilot program for a period of more than three years if the pilot program conflicts with or uses the resources of any of the entrepreneurial development programs.

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