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June 21st, 2018 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states now have the power to force small businesses outside of their borders to collect taxes on remote sales. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the South Dakota vs. Wayfair ruling: […]

June 21st, 2018 by

On June 20, 2018, SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan testified before the House Financial Services Committee on the topic of “Empowering a Pro-Growth Economy by Cutting Taxes and Regulatory Red Tape”.  Kerrigan reported on how the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” is positively impacting small businesses, the economy, investment, wage growth, and overall small […]

June 19th, 2018 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) will unveil its final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs), which broadens the types of associations that can be formed and who can join those plans. According to the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, the crushing cost of health coverage is a […]

June 14th, 2018 by

● A labor shortage issue is increasingly weighing on small businesses around the country. ● In May, one-third of small-business owners reported job openings they could not fill, and 12 percent reported using temporary workers. ● This comes despite record-high confidence on Main Street. In this June 14 CNBC piece, reporter Kate Rogers explores the […]

June 14th, 2018 by

SBE Council has partnered with SCORE to offer a live webinar with Sherwood Neiss, Principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors, and the co-author of the Crowdfunding Framework in the JOBS Act. To date, almost 1,000 small businesses have raised or are raising funds – via regulated crowdfunding. Sherwood has been tracking their success and the data, and […]

June 11th, 2018 by

SBE Council has teamed up with ForbesBooks Radio to bring entrepreneurs and small business owners outstanding content about the state of small business and entrepreneurship, stories that detail the journey of entrepreneurs, the latest on policy and the economy, and today’s small business newsmakers. A new podcast is being posted at least once a week, […]

June 4th, 2018 by

In a June 4 story by AP business writer Joyce Rosenberg, business advocacy groups like SBE Council expressed concern about tariffs recently imposed by President Trump, and what may come as a result of other trade actions being pursued by the White House. As noted in the piece: “Many small companies in the United States […]

June 1st, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers by the Department of Labor (DOL), which reported that 223,000 new jobs were created in the month of May and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent: […]

May 30th, 2018 by

In a May 29 AP article, business reporter Joyce Rosenberg writes that a late 2017 Federal Reserve survey found that demand for financing fell among companies, with 40 percent reporting that paying operating expenses was a challenge and 30 percent saying it was difficult to get credit.  The piece also reported on President Trump’s signing […]

May 24th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Washington, D.C. –  The following statement can be attributed to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan in regards to today’s signing of the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act” (S.2155) by President Trump: “Access to capital remains a challenge for many entrepreneurs and […]

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