From a number of sources including the New York Times, MHProNews.com learns that a legislation to ease small businesses’ access to investments and capital markets was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act will soon have a Senate version and is expected to become law. Advocates say the bipartisan measures will increase capital formation, spur the growth of start-ups and small businesses and pave the way for more small escale businesses to go public and create jobs. The legislation would create a category of “emerging growth companies” that would lower the costs of initial public offerings for smaller firms, abolish an SEC rule banning small companies from advertising for investors and lift restrictions on “crowd funding,” letting entrepreneurs raise capital from large pools of small investors.
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