Kerrigan to Speak at Politico Event: “The United States of Entrepreneurs” – May 9

By at 6 May, 2019, 10:29 am

On May 9, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan will join Politico for a live event to discuss and explore policy solutions to the barriers that small business owners and entrepreneurs are facing. She will join several exciting speakers, including U.S. Representatives Andy Kim (D-NJ) and Bill Huizenga (R-MI).

Entrepreneurship and small businesses have long been considered engines of the American economy. After taking a hit during the Great Recession, business creation has rebounded, especially among women and minorities. But the growth of new businesses, especially startups, is still lagging behind previous generations.

Join POLITICO on Thursday, May 9, for two deep-dive panel conversations to explore policy solutions to the barriers that small business owners and entrepreneurs face. In one conversation, we will talk with entrepreneurs and small business owners about what federal, city and state leaders should do to create innovative solutions that support their growth. In another conversation, we will get insights into what is moving on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies to improve business owners and entrepreneurs’ chances of success across the country.

Featured speakers include:

Shelly Bell, Founder, Black Girl Ventures
Marla Blow, CEO and founder, FS Card
Jeff Hargrave, President and CEO, Mahogany Inc.
Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council; Chair, Small Business Roundtable
Alyssa K. Lovegrove, Managing Director, Georgetown University Entrepreneurship Initiative

To register for the event, please click here.


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