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Small Business Securities

WASHINGTON (CN) - Applicants for online access codes for the Securities and Exchange Commission's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) system now may use PDF versions of authenticating documents rather than fax versions, according to a new SEC rule.

EDGAR is an interactive and searchable database containing information on public and private securities offerings. Small business owners can develop capital by selling securities without having to register them with the SEC as long as they fill out an exemption form in Edgar with important information about their company, primarily for potential investors.

The ability for business owners to use PDFs when applying for an access code to the system promotes efficiency at a time when the SEC will no longer accept certain documents in paper form.

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