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October 27th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Durable goods manufacturers’ orders increased by 1.9 percent in September, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. That marked the fifth monthly increase in a row, after the large declines in March and April (see chart below). However, as of September year to date, new orders were down […]

October 27th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C.  – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) acted on four orders that are of great importance to small businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide. According to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan the advancement of these orders will continue the long streak of policy initiatives […]

October 22nd, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The Federal Reserve released the latest edition of its Beige Book, and the general take on the economy is that growth is occurring across all Fed districts. That’s the good news. More troubling is the Fed’s classifying such growth as “slight to modest in most Districts.” That’s not what we want […]

October 22nd, 2020 by

The Private Sector – Not Government – Should Lead on 5G Development In an October 22 Morning Consult Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan detailed the big problems with a move by the Department of Defense (DoD) to nationalize 5G. In the piece, Kerrigan expresses alarm at the DoD’s hasty push into managing […]

October 20th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- In this time of uncertainty, the housing business stands out as a major positive. For example, on Monday, October 19, it was reported that the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index hit an all-time high of 85 in October. After September’s 83 index measure, these are the first […]

October 20th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate will act on “Continuing Paycheck Protection Program” legislation today, and the nation’s leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses is urging every Senator to get behind this critical legislation, as capital is needed right now to help small businesses keep their doors open in the […]

October 20th, 2020 by

To Members of the United States Senate: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), I am writing to urge your support of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) legislation being advanced today, which would reopen, renew and make practical PPP reforms to aid many more struggling Main Street businesses. Each and every day, […]

October 15th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is joining a broad array of voices to express alarm about the Department of Defense’s hurried foray into nationalizing America’s advanced 5G networks. SBE Council has joined a coalition of organizations in voicing opposition to the nationalization of 5G, and […]

October 14th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – In response to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that the Senate will move on a targeted COVID-19 package on October 19 – including vital small business relief and support – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement: […]

October 14th, 2020 by

by Karen Kerrigan- A funny thing happened on the way to the finish line in the race to deploy 5G  – a small but determined group of nationalizers have re-emerged (yet again!) and are pushing harder than ever for the federal government to manage America’s critically important advanced communications network. Of course, this is not […]

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