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April 16th, 2016 by

In an April 16 Crowdfund Insider article, reporter JD Alois reviewed the April 14 congressional hearing, “The JOBS Act at Four: Examining Its Impact and Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation.” The House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises hosted the hearing. SBE Council chief economist Raymond Keating provided testimony. As […]

April 15th, 2016 by

The JOBS Act just celebrated its fourth birthday, and the House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing on April 14 to review how the JOBS Act is working along with four legislative proposals that build upon the law. As reported by JD Alois of Crowdfunding Insider: The […]

April 14th, 2016 by

Kent Hoover, Washington Bureau Chief for The Business Journals, reported on an April 14 congressional hearing held by the House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and GSEs, “The JOBS Act at Four: Examining Its Impact and Proposals to Further Enhance Capital Formation.” SBE Council Chief Economist Raymond Keating testified at the hearing. Hoover […]

March 23rd, 2016 by

A March 23 article in Crowdfund Insider reports on Congressman Tom Emmer’s (R-Minn.) work in the U.S. House to provide small businesses with a more practical option to raise capital. In the near future, Rep. Emmer will formally introduce the “Micro-Lending Safe Harbor Act.” As noted by the article, the bill is strongly supported by […]

February 29th, 2016 by

In a February 29 CNBC article, Elaine Pofeldt covers the positions of the presidential candidates on key small business issues. She also reports on a recent survey of small business owners, which finds GOP candidate Donald Trump is their current favorite for president (38%) with Democrat Hillary Clinton coming in second (21%). SBE Council president […]

January 7th, 2016 by

  On Thursday January 7, the U.S. House passed two regulatory reform bills supported by SBE Council. As quoted in The Hill’s coverage about the legislative action, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan said: “Both of these bills, if enacted, will improve and provide a needed check to the regulatory process, which means entrepreneurs […]

December 23rd, 2015 by

In a December 23 story in Small Business Trends, SBE Council chief economist is interviewed by Anita Campbell on his Economic Outlook Report for 2016, specifically about the trend in self-employment. As noted by Campbell in her interview with Keating, he explained “the number of self-employed is an important indication of the status of startups and entrepreneurship. […]

December 11th, 2015 by

“It is the largest and most comprehensive trade agreement ever negotiated. Trade agreements by their nature remove barriers to markets, and TPP certainly accomplishes that and more. For example, the TPP is the first trade agreement that explicitly requires participating nations to provide technical assistance and web portals to small business owners to help them […]

November 26th, 2015 by

In a November 26 Op-ed in The Union Leader, SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating writes that one important way to help small businesses for Small Business Saturday is to reform our nation’s messy and embarrassing tax system. In his piece he is urging Democratic presidential candidates to think about small businesses as they reveal […]

November 24th, 2015 by

Kabbage pulled together a group of small business experts to help develop an e-course and 15-week series on tips for small business owners to help them thrive during the holiday season. SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan contributed a piece on the psyche of holiday shoppers and when they shop. Knowing more information about […]

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