Capital and Credit Watch

December 17th, 2020 by

SBE Council’s Kerrigan Perplexed at Efforts to Impose Big and Unexpected Tax Hike on Struggling Small Businesses For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – As Congress hashes out the remaining details of the “Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020,” a national small business advocate is imploring negotiators to leave intact a critical provision for small to […]

December 15th, 2020 by

“Congress must act now to salvage what remains of our small business economy.” For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president and CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to a bipartisan bill unveiled yesterday that will provide desperately needed capital to small businesses, and make improvements […]

December 7th, 2020 by

Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leaders McConnell, Schumer, and McCarthy: We write to urge Congress to take immediate action to provide emergency relief to American small businesses. As economic and public health conditions continue to worsen, business owners are reporting declining revenues and an increasing need for support in order to survive the coming months. Small […]

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 […]

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