Press Releases

February 24th, 2017 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) President & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order on “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda”: “Executive orders on regulatory reform come and go with each Administration, and we are pleased to see President Trump’s latest order […]

February 23rd, 2017 by

If you are trying to contact SBE Council via our phone system, we are having a service issue today, February 23, 2017. We hope to have the problem fixed soon, but please contact us through email at: or We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you! The SBE Council […]

February 16th, 2017 by

A CNBC story (Feb. 16) by Kate Rogers looks at a variety of regulations and government burdens that are affecting the growth of small business owners, including SBE Council Entrepreneur-in-Residence Kristie Arslan, owner of Popped! Republic. Rogers reports on tax, health care and labor regulations, and specifically the “joint employer” rule and its impact on […]

February 14th, 2017 by

A February 14, 2017 story on the Nightly Business Report did a profile on new SBA Administrator Linda McMahon, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate that same day.  McMahon, former CEO and co-founder of World Wrestling Entertainment, said she would be strong advocate for small businesses during her confirmation hearing. She also said regulation, […]

February 14th, 2017 by

Senate Overwhelmingly Confirms McMahon as Administrator Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Senate voted to approve President Donald Trump’s nomination of Linda McMahon as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration by a vote of 81-19. The nation’s leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses expressed enthusiasm for McMahon’s leadership, as her experience will […]

February 8th, 2017 by

21st Annual Edition Includes 55 Policy Measures to Gauge the Policy Environment Among the States FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Raymond J. Keating,  631-909-1122 or 703-242-5840                                                              […]

February 4th, 2017 by

In a February 3 opinion piece in The Hill, The Hill, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes about the need for politicians and policy to focus on strengthening U.S. entrepreneurship. As she noted in the piece: “From 2009 to 2011, there were more business closures than startups, according to the SBA Office of […]

February 2nd, 2017 by

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives took the first step today to rescind an Obama-era regulation that vastly harms small businesses and their ability to compete for federal government contracts. In the end, the lack of competition for federal contracts undermines taxpayer value regarding costs and the innovative products and services that improve […]

February 1st, 2017 by

Small Business Insider LIVE! February 2, 2017 1:30pm ET Our Guest for this segment: U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, Chairman House Small Business Committee   The February 2, 2017 broadcast of Small Business Insider LIVE! featured Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Chairman, U.S. House Committee on Small Business. Watch the replay of our Small Business Insider LIVE! […]

January 26th, 2017 by

  In a January 26, Op-ed in the Washington Examiner, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews some of the United States Postal Service’s practices and policies. For many years SBE Council has had to push back on U.S. Postal Service efforts to enter into new business ventures and services that compete with small […]

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