Capital and Credit Watch

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 […]

September 16th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Small Business SOS: It’s Time to Supercharge Local Crowdfunding to Unlock Needed Capital New Report Highlights Investment Crowdfunding’s Success, and COVID-19 Policy Opportunities for Recovery Washington, D.C. – Access to capital continues to be a top challenge for struggling local businesses and entrepreneurs, and COVID-19’s economic impact is deepening its toll […]

August 14th, 2020 by

On Wednesday August 5, Axios co-founder Mike Allen and “Axios Today” host Niala Boodhoo hosted the last of a six-event series on how small businesses have pivoted during the coronavirus outbreak. This latest segment featured Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Andrea Stern owner of Satori Yoga studio and Curvy Bride owner Michelle Files. Axios co-founder and CEO Jim VandeHei hosted a View from the […]

July 27th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate introduced their Phase 4 package – the Health; Economic Assistance; Liability Protection; and Schools Act (HEALS Act). Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement about several small-business related measures in the package […]

July 9th, 2020 by

Access Denied: Challenges for Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Accessing Capital and Financial Services During the Pandemic Testimony of: Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council   Before the: House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion U.S. House of Representatives   The Honorable Joyce Beatty, Chairwoman The Honorable Ann Wagner, Ranking […]

July 9th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, on barriers to accessing capital for women and minority-owned businesses during COVID-19. Solutions and legislative proposals will also be discussed. (Listen […]

July 6th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO applauded the release of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) data by the U.S. Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration (SBA). The following statement can be attributed to Kerrigan on the release of the data: “Small business owners […]

June 30th, 2020 by

Tuesday is last day for businesses to apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan was interviewed about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and what comes next by the Scripps syndicated national network. “The SBE Council is working with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for further policy solutions. […]

June 15th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it is re-opening its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible small businesses. For a period of time, the portal was only accepting applications from agriculture-related small businesses. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) […]

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