SBA’s National Ombudsman


What all small businesses need to know

by Michele Schimpp, National Ombudsman at the U.S. Small Business Administration

Having broken both of my wrists playing tennis two years ago, my respect and appreciation of the physical therapy field is heartfelt and deep, thanks mostly to my former physical therapist Molly, whom I think of nearly every day, even years later.

It’s No Secret

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Emerging Legislature Post-COVID

By Alpha Lillstrom Cheng, JD, MA

It’s no secret that your practice and your patients have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, changes in practice volume, cuts to payment, and utilization of new technologies to name just a few.

Advocacy in Action

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Educate lawmakers and candidates

By Alpha Lillstrom Cheng, JD, MA


There are 435 seats in U.S. House of Representatives. Following the constitutionally mandated census every 10 years, these 435 seats are redistributed across the 50 states. As a result of the 2020 census and the shift of where Americans are living, seven states (California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia) each lost a single congressional district, which meant that those seats were redistributed to states with increasing populations: Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon each gained a seat, while Texas gained two.

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