2016 Election

November 8th, 2016 by

It’s Election Day! The 2016 elections will be coming to a close. Take a look at our Election Day resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses to help you as you cast your ballot. Check out SBE Council’s Small Business Snapshots of the presidential candidates: HILLARY CLINTON    DONALD TRUMP Here’s How the Next President Can Help […]

November 7th, 2016 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2016: Missouri ranked 24th among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2016” ranks the 50 states according to 50 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index 2016: Missouri ranked 23rd […]

November 4th, 2016 by

Washington, D.C. – With just days before Election Day, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) experts are available to discuss the presidential election, the economy, and the first 100 days of the next Administration. Click here or above to watch Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council president and CEO, on The Street discuss what the next president […]

November 4th, 2016 by

  Heading into next week’s presidential election, the October jobs report turned out to be underwhelming. In terms of the establishment (or payroll) survey, jobs increased by a far-less-than-robust 161,000 in October. To put that in perspective, strong monthly job growth would be running in the 250,000 range. It also should be noted that payroll […]

November 4th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Imagine a substantive, issues-based presidential campaign in which the candidates actually debate the state of productivity in the U.S. economy. The question is simple: How productivity growth can be improved? Yeah, well, this economist can dream, right? In fact, this should be the case, as labor productivity matters given that incomes, […]

November 3rd, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small banks are vital to small businesses. But small banks have been hit hard in recent years. If the candidates for the White House and Congress are serious about small business and access to capital, then they need to take a close look at what’s happened to our small community banks. […]

November 2nd, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    Washington, D.C. – After publishing a series of seven “Gap Analysis” reports exposing daunting shortfalls plaguing our economy, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released a final report today laying out a pro-entrepreneur, pro-small business, pro-growth agenda to close these assorted gaps. Raymond J. Keating, SBE Council […]

November 2nd, 2016 by

Entrepreneurs and small businesses dominate the energy industry, and have led America’s resurgence as global energy leader. by Raymond Keating- When looking over the last decade, the energy business – specifically in the areas of oil and natural gas – has been one of the few bright spots in a rather gloomy economic story. That needs […]

November 1st, 2016 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Politicians who talk about infrastructure spending as a means to revive our economy is not new. Unfortunately, many usually focus on government pouring concrete according to political influence and favoritism. That’s all about politics misallocating resources, that is, government waste. It’s not about enhancing economic growth. Legitimate infrastructure spending is […]

October 31st, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- If issues were playing a central role in this presidential campaign, then all of the candidates would be talking about the state of small business and how that relates to our economy. Make no mistake, we continue to be stuck in a poor economy. That was reflected in the latest GDP […]

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