The Week In Small Business: Gas Prices, Legal Briefs and Shark Tank

This week in small business, NFIB takes a look at falling gas prices and pending legal issues affecting small business, while offering business owners tips on perfecting a pitch for ABC's Shark Tank.

Small businesses are feeling less pain at the pump. Some analysts are predicting that falling gas prices could lead to billions of dollars in new consumer spending.

NFIB filed two amicus briefs this week on pending legal issues affecting small business. Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association addresses whether or not a federal agency must engage in formal rulemaking procedures before it significantly changes an interpretative rule. NFIB’s amicus brief filing in Arshavir Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC asks the Supreme Court to take a case that would affirm whether employers have the right to resolve legal disputes through arbitration rather than through costly court battles. 

A Forbes contributor has called Shark Tank the American Idol for small business startups, and this week NFIB looks at how business owners can learn to make their own pitches for startup funding.