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July 8th, 2017 by

By Karen Kerrigan- On June 29 at the Department of Energy, President Trump’s cabinet members and key advisors touted important steps the Administration has taken, and will be taking, to leverage our nation’s technological know-how, vast natural resources, and human capital to drive the next era in American energy – one that President Trump says […]

July 5th, 2017 by

by Susan Solovic- One of my favorite Despair Demotivator posters is titled “Mistakes” and it pictures a sinking ship with the tagline: It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others. It’s not a new idea. In one of the oldest books in the Bible, Deuteronomy, it […]

July 2nd, 2017 by

The past week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Small Business Owners and Freelancers: Tell Us About Your Health Care, New York Times.  The NYT is looking for stories about small business owners regarding how they are being impacted […]

July 1st, 2017 by

Raymond J. Keating- On June 29, I had the opportunity to journey to the U.S. International Trade Commission. The purpose was to testify about U.S. negotiations with Canada and Mexico regarding modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking to representatives from the United States Trade Representative’s office, the State Department, the Department […]

June 27th, 2017 by

To watch the recording of this program, please click here. Startup Summer Policy Forum #StartupPolicy June 28, 2017 Program:    2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. ET Reception:  5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. AT&T Forum- Capitol Hill 601 New Jersey Avenue,   N.W. Washington, D.C. Startup activity and new business creation has languished in America. According to SBE Council’s research, […]

June 26th, 2017 by

Major energy sectors in our economy are overwhelmingly populated by small businesses. by Raymond J. Keating- President Trump has identified the week of June 25th as an opportunity to focus on policies meant to unleash American energy. The Administration wants the U.S. to move from energy independence to global dominance. Make no mistake, unleashing American […]

June 23rd, 2017 by

The past week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Entrepreneurship & Startups Looking for a New Venture? These are the Seven Best Local Businesses to Start in Your Community, Forbes.  “Despite the rise of online shopping, one survey shows 85% of […]

June 23rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Broadband access has brought amazing benefits to individuals, families and small businesses. Of course, challenges still persist, for example the lack of access in rural America, and on June 22, House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade held the first of an expected series of hearings focused on the […]

June 23rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Access to quality broadband is critical to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  And if we want entrepreneurship to flourish wherever opportunity may present itself, then broadband deployment must be a priority in rural America and other pockets of the country where there is no, or limited, access. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal […]

June 20th, 2017 by

THE SLANTS win their case, and entrepreneurs win too by Raymond J. Keating- If you deal with the public, chances are these days that you – whether intending to or not – will somehow offend someone. Businesses and individuals now operate in the era of the easily offended. Indeed, so pervasive is the ability to […]

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