Technology & IP

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 […]

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 […]

May 12th, 2017 by

By Karen Kerrigan- On May 8th, fourteen female United States Senators signed a letter addressed to Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai that essentially expressed opposition to his announcement to reform excessive regulations on broadband service and the internet. They claim Chairman Pai’s initiative would have a negative impact on women-owned businesses across the […]

April 25th, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- World IP Day is April 26th. As the World Intellectual Property Organization points out: “Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity.” Small Business and IP From a small business perspective, […]

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