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March 5th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics latest employment report revealed strong job gains during February. Each monthly employment report offers data from two surveys. The establishment survey offers data on nonfarm payrolls, and tends to better capture what’s happening in established businesses. Meanwhile, the household survey tends to better capture startup […]

March 4th, 2021 by

What is the Future of the Small Business Sector? Join Jenn Sherman as she talks with guest Karen Kerrigan on this topic and more. “More people filed new business applications in 2020 than they did in 2019,” said Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council). She talks about the trends […]

March 3rd, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its report on state averages for 2020 in terms of unemployment rates and employment-population ratios, and how those compared to the previous year. Given the shortcomings of the unemployment rate (for example, it being affected by changes in the labor force), the most […]

March 3rd, 2021 by

  SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan recently joined Dr. Deborah Osgood to discuss the latest in terms of the future of entrepreneurship, the new Congress and Biden Administration and how SBE Council is focusing its efforts, and how she builds relationships and finds common ground in order to get things done for entrepreneurs […]

February 26th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The headline from the latest report on personal income from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis certainly grabs one’s attention. After all, a 10 percent leap in personal income in January 2021 does rank as the second highest increase on record. Even more dramatic, real disposable personal income (i.e., personal income […]

February 25th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released a briefing paper titled “The Treacherous Turn on Antitrust Regulation of U.S. Tech Companies.” As the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law kicks off a series of hearings – the first on Thursday, February 25th […]

February 24th, 2021 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Since its inception in the late 19th century, antitrust regulation has rested more on the whims of progressive and populist politics rather than on sound economics. Indeed, that has remained the case now more than 130 years after the first major piece of antitrust legislation was signed into law, and […]

February 19th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- According to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, new housing starts declined in January. But permit numbers indicated that this likely will be little more than a temporary breather in an otherwise hot housing market. Total housing units started in January registered 1.58 million (on a seasonally adjusted annual rate) in […]

February 17th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- After three months of declines, retail sales took a major jump higher at the start of 2021, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. Specifically, retail and food services sales in January increased by 5.3 percent, and excluding autos and gasoline, sales leaped by 6.2 percent. Looking at data going back […]

February 12th, 2021 by

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan was recently featured in “SMB Insights on Tap: 8 Experts to Follow” compiled by Stacey Marx, President, National Business and Channels at AT&T. As noted by Stacey in her profile of Karen: Karen brings a public policy lens to the SMB arena thanks to […]

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