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Op-Eds and Articles

May 7th, 2018 by

In a March 7 Fox News op-ed, SBE Council chief economist Raymond Keating reviews the big benefits of NAFTA for entrepreneurs and small businesses and urges negotiators to maintain the agreement – including key provisions – that have boosted commerce across borders and certainty for business. As he notes in the piece: “The investor-state dispute […]

April 30th, 2018 by

In an April 30 Real Clear Policy Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews the damaging effects of the 80-year old federal sugar program – especially for America’s small businesses. As she notes in the piece: First enacted more than 80 years ago, the sugar subsidy program was originally intended to help small sugar growers. It has […]

April 15th, 2018 by

In an April 15 Topeka Capital-Journal Op-ed, SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating writes about the important role small businesses play in our nation’s freight railroad system, and how restrictive policies – such as a return to over-regulation – would hurt these small firms, our economy and consumers. Keating writes: “As the American economy grows, […]

March 28th, 2018 by

New Jersey ranks almost dead last, number 49 to be exact, on SBE Council’s Small Business Policy Index 2018.  In this March 26 Asbury Park Press Op-ed, SBE Council chief economist Raymond Keating writes: “When it comes to taxes and other governmental burdens, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is wasting no time in trying to […]

March 20th, 2018 by

The recently enacted “Tax Cuts and Job Act” had a drafting error that needs to be fixed right away, as the damage and unintended consequences could quickly spread far and wide. It appears as though the issue will be addressed in the upcoming omnibus spending bill.  SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes all […]

March 6th, 2018 by

March 7 is Railroad Day 2018 and in an Op-ed in The Hill commemorating the day and its importance to small businesses and entrepreneurs, SBE Council chief economist Raymond Keating writes about the big role small businesses play in the freight railroad system and why re-regulation is a very bad idea.  He writes: “As the American […]

February 16th, 2018 by

In a February 16 Op-ed in The Hill, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that access to growth capital remains a challenge for small businesses. She writes that reforms are needed in many areas to improve capital formation and access, and making smart changes to Dodd-Frank regulations for regional banks would free up […]

January 15th, 2018 by

In a January 10, 2018 post on the Oracle SMB Blog, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews what’s ahead for small business on the federal regulatory front. She covers the progress to date in terms of regulatory relief and changes, and looks ahead to several areas of importance for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  […]

November 11th, 2017 by

ICYMI In a November 11 Op-ed in The Hill, SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating writes that AT&T’s $1 billion investment commitment if tax reform is enacted should not be a big surprise.  It’s “Economics 101” notes Keating: Quite simply, when you reduce taxes on any activity, you’re going to get more of such activity. […]

September 25th, 2017 by

A September 25 CNBC article notes that taxes are the #1 issue for their business, according to the third-quarter CNBC/Survey Monkey Small Business survey.  SBE Council Chief Economist Ray Keating, and members Jason Duff and Kristie Arslan were interviewed for the piece.  As the article points out: Entrepreneurs consistently cite taxes as the No. 1 […]

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