Press Releases

August 23rd, 2016 by

Washington, D.C. – The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released its fourth “Gap Analysis” report in a seven-part series, which makes clear that U.S. productivity growth in recent years has been abysmal. In the new report – “Gap Analysis #4 – The Productivity Shortfall: Causes and Results” – it is noted, “Since 2011, […]

August 19th, 2016 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined Barry Moltz on his Business Insanity Radio show to discuss the growing burden of federal regulation on small business, and its impact on the U.S. economy and entrepreneurship. Karen also discussed Rethink Red Tape – a coalition effort led by SBE Council and the National Association of […]

August 17th, 2016 by

A Small Biz Daily Oped by SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) chief advocate Ann Sullivan covered the “10 Things” the two groups developed as a guide of sorts for candidates running for elected office. As noted by Kerrigan and Sullivan in the piece: Job creation and economic […]

August 17th, 2016 by

The following question drove CNBC researchers to find an answer: “Imagine having a business plan, the secured funding to start your own business and the option to choose anywhere in the country to set up shop. Where would you go?” Using private and government data, including SBE Council’s underlying data for the Small Business Policy Index […]

August 11th, 2016 by

In a Morning Consult Op-ed (August 11), SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and WIPP Chief Advocate Ann Sullivan write about the power of women and women entrepreneurs in our country and economy. To encourage entrepreneurship and strong small business growth, they urge the presidential candidates to focus on improving and reforming the regulatory […]

August 9th, 2016 by

UPDATE: The event was a great success!  Read the Sun Gazette’s coverage of the event here. The Regional Women’s Circle of Influence, a project of several Northern Virginia chambers and business associations, is hosting a breakfast briefing on August 11 featuring SBE Council’s president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Small Business Counsel Kristie […]

August 4th, 2016 by

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – On this National Startup Day Across America, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released its third “Gap Analysis” report, which points to an estimated gap or shortfall of between 867,000 and 4.8 million businesses in the U.S. economy. The report – Gap Analysis #3 – Entrepreneurship […]

July 25th, 2016 by

The Big Sky State has some work to do to become more small business friendly. As the Big Sky Business Journal noted in a recent article, Montana ranks 30th on SBE Council’s Small Business Tax Index 2016.  The article reviews the rankings of the best and worst states, what other states have done to reduce taxes, […]

July 23rd, 2016 by

In a July 23 Op-Ed in the Bellefontaine Examiner, SBE Council member and serial entrepreneur Jason Duff captured the sentiment and concern of many small business owners when he wrote about burdensome and complex regulations and the need to make changes to the massive federal regulatory system. As Jason writes in his piece: The regulatory […]

July 18th, 2016 by

The great recession followed by the weak economic recovery have been tough on small businesses. And, as reports, New Jersey “lost more than 9,500 of its roughly 180,000 small businesses from 2004 to 2014 as it struggled to recover from the downturn. Every county besides Ocean lost small businesses over the decade.” The article digs into some […]

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