Competition & Regulatory Policy

September 22nd, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – I could write that I have my shocked face on right now, but that would be a lie. Elected official are pushing an agenda supposedly targeted at “big business” – indeed, at so-called “Big Tech” and “monopolies” – but small businesses would wind up paying a heavy price if that […]

August 29th, 2022 by

“Inflation” continues to be the number one concern of small business owners.  Higher costs are eating into small business profits, which prevents them from paying bills, making investments, and raising wages to compete for employees. Several recent surveys point to the pain that inflation is causing small businesses: ● In a CNBC survey, 43% of […]

August 26th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER PERSPECTIVE by Raymond J. Keating – Federal politicians and their appointees asserting that various U.S. technological leaders are monopolies that need hyper-regulation, perhaps to the point of government breaking up these companies, is striking for its ignorance and/or arrogance. In reality, technology markets rank as hyper-dynamic and hyper-competitive. And that of course […]

August 11th, 2022 by

Harming the Digital Ecosystem via Intrusive Tech Regulation Would Impair the Startup Ecosystem and Local Businesses by Karen Kerrigan – Business creation in 2022, as measured by new business applications for EINs, continues to outpace pre-pandemic levels, although we have seen some “softening” in activity during the early spring and summer months. No doubt, inflation […]

August 4th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – While certain Members of Congress continue with a political crusade against so-called “Big Tech” – via the “American American Innovation and Choice Online Act” (AICOA) and more –  a new Census Bureau report (“The Coronavirus Pandemic’s Economic Impact”) provides a reminder of how vital e-commerce is to U.S. consumers and […]

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 […]

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