PilieroMazza has recently released their comments regarding the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) proposed rule of February 5, 2015, to establish a mentor-protégé program for all small businesses.
Overall, the firm says “We concur with much of what SBA is proposing in this rulemaking and we commend the agency for its efforts. We hope SBA will target the end of 2015 to issue the final rule.”
Download the full “Final Comments” Document Here. which says they are “in favor of the SBA’s proposal to create one new mentor-protégé program available for all small businesses, including service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (“SDVOSBs”), HUBZone firms, women-owned and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (“WOSBs/EDWOSBs”).”
The document also highlights the potential benefits available to 8(a) protégés, and further opinion, for or against, about the rule changes that the SBA proposal will address.