PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Technology & IP

February 9th, 2018 by

by Karen Kerrigan- On February 8, the U.S. Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) released the 2018 International IP Index titled “Create.”  The annual global ranking is important as the findings offer key insights for policy makers and elected officials who want to improve their business environments, the performance of their economies, and the innovative capacity of […]

January 30th, 2018 by

By Karen Kerrigan– Entrepreneurs have entered 2018 with solid optimism and a strengthening economy.  Indeed, the keys to small business growth and healthy entrepreneurship hinge on strong and sustainable economic growth and the continuance of policies that lift government imposed barriers, encourage capital formation and investment. To that end, entrepreneurs are hopeful that President Trump and Congress will […]

January 28th, 2018 by

By Karen Kerrigan– Entrepreneurs have entered 2018 with solid optimism and a strengthening economy.  Indeed, the keys to small business growth and healthy entrepreneurship hinge on strong and sustainable economic growth and the continuance of policies that lift government imposed barriers, encourage capital formation and investment. To that end, entrepreneurs are hopeful that President Trump and […]

December 6th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The way Americans live, work and do business on a daily basis has been transformed by broadband Internet service. That includes new and improved products and services being supplied to consumers, not just locally but across the nation and around the globe; the ways products and services are bought and sold; […]

November 21st, 2017 by

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s actions are working to fuel the investment and innovation to bring communities and small businesses into the digital economy. by Raymond J. Keating- Thanksgiving is the time of year to give thanks for all kinds of things. Perhaps most surprisingly this year, entrepreneurs and small business owners should be thankful for […]

October 20th, 2017 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN-  Cybersecurity describes measures you take to protect your computer and information from unauthorized access. Concerns about cybersecurity are relatively new. According to the dictionary, the term “cybersecurity” wasn’t even in use before 1989, the first viruses started a decade later, but large-scale computer attacks didn’t make headlines until about 10 years ago.  The IRS […]

October 18th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Politics and government always trail behind private sector advancements. Normally, in a market economy, that’s just fine. After all, only costly problems arise when government tries to guide, dictate, project or regulate the future of our economy. Quite simply, we don’t want government getting in the way of entrepreneurship, investment, innovation […]

September 28th, 2017 by

SBE Council will join ACTION for Trade in advancing pro-creativity trade agreements and protecting intangible assets developed by U.S. creators and innovators. ACTION for Trade launched on September 27, 2017 and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is proud to join this coalition of business organizations and companies that aims to ensure that […]

July 27th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- On July 26th, the American Consumer Institute hosted a panel discussion titled “Can TV White Spaces Close the Digital Divide?” in the Russell Senate Office Building. I was fortunate to be invited as a panelist, alongside Graham Dufault, director of government affairs at ACT (The App Association), Tom Struble, tech policy […]

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 […]

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