Competition & Regulatory Policy

July 28th, 2022 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) move to block Meta’s acquisition of Within, maker of VR fitness app Supernatural: “Advocates for entrepreneurs have warned that FTC Chair Lena Khan’s ideology and […]

July 20th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Karen Kerrigan –   Relentless inflation is hammering small businesses. Yet, some in Congress are still pushing legislation that would deeply aggravate the harm by upending the tech tools and platforms entrepreneurs and their employees use to drive sales, market their products or services, communicate with customers, or perform other important […]

July 14th, 2022 by

In a July 12 Washington Times Op-Ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan drills down on an important item being reconciled in the China “COMPETES” bill between the House and Senate to address the critical shortage in skilled human capital that will help the U.S. better compete and remain the leader in innovation across […]

July 12th, 2022 by

Untested and colossal “anti-trust” regulatory interference puts small businesses at risk Small business owners and entrepreneurs have multiple challenges in the current economy. The policy solutions they want from President Biden and Congress do not involve big government interventions, but ones that incentivize businesses to invest and innovate. They want policies that provide relief from […]

July 5th, 2022 by

ICYMI – M&A Regulatory Revamp: Is the Innovation Ecosystem at Risk? In case you missed it, on June 28 in Washington, DC, Concurrences Review hosted a timely event called “M&A Regulatory Revamp: Is the Innovation Ecosystem at Risk?”  Hosted by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), Seyfarth, and the Small Business Roundtable, expert […]

July 4th, 2022 by

by Karen Kerrigan –  SBE Council hosted an outstanding group of experts and thought leaders at a June 28 conference, “M&A Regulatory Revamp: Is the Innovation System at Risk?” Startup ecosystem experts, scholars, M&A practitioners, and entrepreneurs who have successfully exited their businesses (and then moved on launch even more startups, and invest in and […]

June 30th, 2022 by

Kerrigan in TIPP Insights Small business owners are bracing for a recession and are cutting back on various business expenses to cope. The SBE-Council-TechnoMetrica survey found that most small business owners do not agree with President Biden’s priorities and policies. By Karen Kerrigan- Entrepreneurs are great at sniffing out opportunities, and they are also pretty […]

June 27th, 2022 by

                                 National Press Club   This event has occurred. You can watch it in its entirety here.   PROGRAM OPENING KEYNOTE Maureen OHLHAUSEN | Partner, Baker Botts, Washington D. C., former Commissioner and Acting Chairman, Federal Trade Commission PANEL #1 THE […]

June 21st, 2022 by

For Immediate Release Washington, DC – John R. Dearie, president of the Center for American Entrepreneurship, and Karen Kerrigan, president and CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, today issued the following joint statement regarding the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal’s recent decision pertaining to Meta’s appeal of the CMA’s decision to block the acquisition […]

June 17th, 2022 by

VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Ms. Vanessa A. Countryman Secretary U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 100 F Street NE Washington, DC 20549   Re: Private Fund Advisers; Documentation of Registered Investment Adviser Compliance Reviews (Release No. IA-5955; File No. S7-03-22) Dear Ms. Countryman: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is pleased to offer this comment […]

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