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May 2nd, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama has proclaimed May 1-7, 2016 “National Small Business Week” and a leading advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurs says that in order to boost opportunity and growth in this sector Washington must focus on advancing policies that are more friendly and supportive. “This week we rightfully […]

April 26th, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – On World Intellectual Property Day, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) published the second edition of their popular booklet focused on the central role that intellectual property (IP) plays in terms of entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation, investment and economic growth. The book, “Unleashing Small Business Through […]

April 20th, 2016 by

Washington, D.C., April 20, 2016 — The following statement can be attributed to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) President & CEO Karen Kerrigan regarding the United States Senate passage of S. 2012 the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. “The nation’s energy renaissance has drastically changed our energy landscape and the ‘Energy Policy […]

April 19th, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan praised Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) for introducing a bill that would put an end to unfair and abusive Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tactics before they become commonplace at the agency.  Senator Portman’s bill would provide taxpayers the […]

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

Demo Day on Capitol Hill On May 16, 2016 Title III of the JOBS Act goes into effect. This means everyone – not just “accredited” investors – can invest in small businesses and entrepreneurial ideas on regulated platforms. To celebrate this day, and show our appreciation for key leaders and Members of Congress who have […]

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 […]

April 14th, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SBE Council’s Keating Reviews the JOBS Act at Four Years and What’s Needed to Help Entrepreneurs Access Capital Washington, D.C. – At a U.S. House hearing today examining the state of capital formation for small businesses, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) Chief Economist Raymond Keating will testify that better economic […]

April 10th, 2016 by

For every presidential debate, SBE Council has been keeping small business owners and entrepreneurs up-to-date on where the candidates stand on key small business issues. Unfortunately at these debates, entrepreneurs and their top issues of concern have not been discussed all that much. It seems debate moderators are not that interested. We are now down […]

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