Capital and Credit Watch

November 22nd, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – In the most straightforward terms, the interest rate on a loan is the price that borrowers, including small businesses, have to pay to get money now for whatever purpose, such as investing in new equipment. Therefore, it’s no surprise to see that a recent poll of small business owners conducted […]

November 22nd, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – With Thanksgiving upon us, even during tough economic times – such as our current bout with stagflation and uncertainties about where the economy is headed – there’s a great deal to be thankful for in this country. As SBE Council notes each year, we should all be thankful for the […]

July 4th, 2022 by

by Karen Kerrigan –  SBE Council hosted an outstanding group of experts and thought leaders at a June 28 conference, “M&A Regulatory Revamp: Is the Innovation System at Risk?” Startup ecosystem experts, scholars, M&A practitioners, and entrepreneurs who have successfully exited their businesses (and then moved on launch even more startups, and invest in and […]

April 13th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The latest Pitchbook-NVCA report on venture capital served up some good news. Specifically, venture capital investment in 2021 nearly doubled from where it was in 2020. Venture capital investment, after growing by 13.3 percent in 2020, jumped by 98 percent in 2021 – from $144.5 billion in 2019 to $166.6 […]

February 4th, 2022 by

Comments to: National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Docket No.:  220105–0002 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Implementation   Dear Administrator Davidson: The small business community is justifiably excited and supportive of elements of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that are aimed at modernizing and improving infrastructure so that small-to-mid-size businesses (SMBs) can operate […]

September 30th, 2021 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER OPINION By Karen Kerrigan – If there is one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about American small businesses, it’s that they are resilient. Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have fought tooth and nail to overcome the devastating financial impact of pandemic lockdowns and restrictions. They’ve adapted to new consumer […]

September 30th, 2021 by

Higher Capital Gains Taxes, Retroactive Increases at Death Most Harmful For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – A new report released by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) today ranks select tax increases proposed by the Biden Administration from least economically harmful to most economically harmful, and finds those targeting capital income would inflict […]

March 24th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it is increasing the maximum amount that small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program from $150,000 to $500,000.  The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has long advocated for lifting […]

March 16th, 2021 by

  In an Entrepreneur Magazine Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and GUSTO CEO Lexi Reese detail how Congress and the SBA can get PPP dollars to the small businesses that need it the most. In the piece, they review how the program has improved since it first launched, along with needed changes […]

March 1st, 2021 by

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