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July 6th, 2018 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Labor Department reported a solid increase of 213,000 new jobs along with a significant jump in the number of Americans who entered the labor force. This is a good sign for both the economy and businesses looking for employees, according to Small Business & Entrepreneurship […]

July 4th, 2018 by

An article in Ecopreneurist reports on the big rise in clean energy in the U.S. business market. As reported by Carolyn Fortuna: “One long year after the Trump administration withdrew from the Paris Agreement, renewable clean energy is stronger than ever in the US business market. That’s because business owners of all sizes are increasingly understanding […]

June 28th, 2018 by

For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan praised today’s action by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which voted to expand the definition of a “smaller reporting company” (SRC). This change will allow a greater number of small companies to qualify for certain scaled disclosure accommodations. […]

June 25th, 2018 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan with regard to today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on credit card transaction fees: “We’ve always been leery of government intervention in the ‘swipe fee’ debate given technological innovation and the […]

June 25th, 2018 by

SBE Council has partnered with SCORE to present a live webinar with Sherwood Neiss, Principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors, and the co-author of the Crowdfunding Framework in the JOBS Act. To date, almost 1,000 small businesses have raised or are raising funds – via regulated crowdfunding. Sherwood has been tracking their success and the data, and […]

June 21st, 2018 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states now have the power to force small businesses outside of their borders to collect taxes on remote sales. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the South Dakota vs. Wayfair ruling: […]

June 21st, 2018 by

On June 20, 2018, SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan testified before the House Financial Services Committee on the topic of “Empowering a Pro-Growth Economy by Cutting Taxes and Regulatory Red Tape”.  Kerrigan reported on how the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” is positively impacting small businesses, the economy, investment, wage growth, and overall small […]

June 19th, 2018 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) will unveil its final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs), which broadens the types of associations that can be formed and who can join those plans. According to the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, the crushing cost of health coverage is a […]

June 14th, 2018 by

● A labor shortage issue is increasingly weighing on small businesses around the country. ● In May, one-third of small-business owners reported job openings they could not fill, and 12 percent reported using temporary workers. ● This comes despite record-high confidence on Main Street. In this June 14 CNBC piece, reporter Kate Rogers explores the […]

June 11th, 2018 by

SBE Council has teamed up with ForbesBooks Radio to bring entrepreneurs and small business owners outstanding content about the state of small business and entrepreneurship, stories that detail the journey of entrepreneurs, the latest on policy and the economy, and today’s small business newsmakers. A new podcast is being posted at least once a week, […]

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