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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) […]

June 15th, 2020 by

By Karen Kerrigan– Efforts to re-tool the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have overshadowed the need to address problems with the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. As widely reported by the media and by small business owners attempting to access EIDL funding, the program experienced many snags during its launch and throughout implementation over the […]

June 10th, 2020 by

The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: A View from Main Street June 10, 2020   Testimony of:   Karen Kerrigan President & CEO Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council   Before the: Small Business Committee United States House of Representatives   The Honorable Nydia Velazquez, Chairwoman The Honorable Steve Chabot, Ranking Member   Thank you for […]

June 3rd, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C.- Today, the U.S. Senate passed the “Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act,” H.R. 7010. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the legislation’s passage, which makes key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): “We are pleased the Senate acted quickly on H.R. […]

May 28th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C.- Today, the U.S. House passed the “Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act,” H.R. 7010. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the legislation’s passage, which makes key fixes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): “There are many important improvements and updates to PPP […]

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