Capital and Credit Watch

December 3rd, 2020 by

Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leaders McConnell, McCarthy, and Schumer: We, the undersigned organizations, representing millions of businesses who employ tens of millions of American workers, urge Congress to enact legislation before the end of the year that includes a technical correction addressing the tax treatment of loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). At […]

November 2nd, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took important and needed steps to improve access to capital by enhancing investment crowdfunding. According to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, these smart reforms advanced by the SEC will serve to boost regulated crowdfunding […]

October 23rd, 2020 by

In a new edition of FinTech TV, host Vince Molinari interviews SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan on the progress and success of investment crowdfunding and how it can be “supercharged” through a “Main Street Recovery Co-Investment Fund.” As noted by Kerrigan in the interview, the use of regulated crowdfunding is growing among Main […]

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 4th, 2020 by

  Office of Regulations and Interpretations Employee Benefits Security Administration Room N-5655 U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20210 Attention: Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights NPRM.   Re: Proposed Rule on Fiduciary Duties Regarding Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights RIN 1210-AB91   To Whom it May Concern: On behalf of the […]

October 2nd, 2020 by

SBE Council’s COVID-19 Policy Solutions Series  You can watch the video recording of this informative one-hour session here! The Main Street Recovery Co-Investment Fund: How Washington Can Immediately Deliver Matching Capital to Help Local Businesses Recover and Grow October 1, 2020 1:00 p.m. ET RSVP Below Investment crowdfunding is gaining momentum and offers a practical […]

September 28th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C.  – In a letter sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives today, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan warned about the potential closure of millions of small businesses and why it is important to take immediate steps to modify and […]

September 28th, 2020 by

September 28, 2020 Dear Member of the U.S. House of Representatives: As you are well aware, the very survival of millions of small businesses is threatened by the impact of COVID-19. Local economies depend on these small businesses, and employees and local governments alike will feel the sting of lost wages and tax revenues if […]

September 25th, 2020 by

In a September 24 CNBC article about the push by small business groups and banks to simplify the  Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness process, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan commented on why this is needed and why many small business owners and banks are waiting it out to see if Congress or […]

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