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June 8th, 2016 by

In a June 8 Grand Junction Business Times Op-Ed, SBE Council Chief Economist Raymond Keating wrote that even though there is a lot of focus on the 2016 elections and the presidential race “there’s still much left to do on the congressional calendar.” One pressing item is the future of the nation’s energy legacy, where […]

May 31st, 2016 by

In a May 31 Op-ed in The Hill, SBE Council’s Karen Kerrigan looks at the recent price drop in postal stamps, which she says is welcome news for small businesses. She writes that the U.S. Postal Service needs to continue to focus on its core mission rather than expand into new forms of business that […]

May 12th, 2016 by

On May 11, THE Small Business Expert and SBE Council Advocate Susan Solovic testified before the House Small Business Committee at a hearing titled “Inspiring Entrepreneurs and Learning from the Experts.” Solovic joined an esteemed panel, which included MSNBC “Your Business” Host JJ Ramberg, Smart Hustle Magazine Editor Ramon Ray, and Small Biz Lady Melinda […]

May 6th, 2016 by

A May 6, 2016 Philadelphia Business Journal Op-ed by SBE Council Chief Economist Raymond Keating focuses on educating Keystone State elected officials about the role of small business in the energy industry, and the impact of its current challenges on all types of small firms. He writes: “Those small businesses are not just energy supply-chain […]

May 4th, 2016 by

That’s the question posed by Brian Moran, who authored a piece for the American Express Open Forum blog. Specifically, Moran pondered whether small-business owners are a priority for the 2016 presidential candidates, and whether entrepreneurs being ignored in favor of other issues. SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan along with several other small business […]

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 […]

March 21st, 2016 by
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