PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Competition & Regulatory Policy

May 13th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – For over 130 years now, antitrust law, its interpretation, and its application have been anything but models of clarity, consistency, predictability and sound economics. Unfortunately, matters would only get worse if assorted legislation put forth in Congress, including, for example, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S. 2992), were […]

May 12th, 2022 by

May 11, 2022   The Honorable Peter A. DeFazio Chairman Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure   The Honorable Sam Graves Ranking Member Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure   The Honorable Donald M. Payne, Jr. Chairman Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials   The Honorable Rick Crawford Ranking Member Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous […]

May 4th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – During this National Small Business Week, elected officials and policymakers must also celebrate the drivers of entrepreneurship and small business growth this week, and that includes “big tech.” Big Tech Started as Small Tech It should be noted that the companies usually targeted by politicians and their appointees – i.e., […]

April 30th, 2022 by

In an Inside Sources Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that President Biden and Congress appear out-of-touch with what is happening with small businesses and on Main Street. While the White House regular touts the fact that people are filing new business applications in record numbers, an important trend that could be […]

April 27th, 2022 by

SBE Council Joins Allies in Submitting Comments to DOJ and FTC  – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) recently issued a joint agency Request for Information on Merger Enforcement, and SBE Council joined The App Association, Developers Alliance, Engine and TechNet on April 21 in submitting comments about […]

April 25th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Karen Kerrigan –  Technology is a well-established driver of innovation, economic growth and small business competitiveness in the United States.  Fortunately, robust investment has continued to propel new innovations forward, which have provided entrepreneurs with opportunities to launch new businesses, develop new business models, and reach and serve consumer across the […]

April 21st, 2022 by

April 21, 2022 Department of Justice, Antitrust Division 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, District of Columbia 20580 Re:      Request for Information on Merger Enforcement (FTC-2022-0003-0001)   The undersigned, representing a broad and diverse community of small business and startup innovators, respectfully submit […]

March 29th, 2022 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – In a letter to U.S. Senate leaders on antitrust and competition matters, the Department of Justice (DOJ) voiced support for congressional action on the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, S. 2992, and similar legislation in the U.S. House (H.R. 3816). Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) […]

March 25th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Private sector technology and innovation have made real differences in terms of helping entrepreneurs start up new businesses during the pandemic. That’s right. To use the political vernacular of the day, “Big Tech” has been important to startup entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, big government, which has had “Big Tech” in its regulatory […]

March 23rd, 2022 by

ICYMI in TippInsights President Biden must help new small businesses succeed to help the economy recover and grow. By Karen Kerrigan – As widely reported, entrepreneurship in the U.S. has been off the charts in 2020 and 2021. According to the Census Bureau, 5.4 million people filed new business applications in 2021, an increase of […]

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