2016 Election

July 28th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The Democratic Party’s platform offers the following sound declaration on small businesses and access to credit: “We will open up access to credit because we know that small businesses are some of the best job creators in our country.” And at another point, it is said, “We must make Wall Street […]

July 22nd, 2016 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- It’s not unusual to hear proclamations that political party platforms don’t matter. After all, they’re not binding on any candidates or officials. I’ve always disagreed. If you think that ideas matter in politics and policy – and I most certainly do – then party platforms do very much matter. These […]

July 22nd, 2016 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- The story of energy production in the U.S. over the last decade-plus has been nothing less than astounding. In the private sector, investment and innovation has unlocked vast resources of oil and natural gas. As a result, the U.S. now ranks as the world’s largest producer of natural gas, and […]

July 18th, 2016 by

  SBE Council and WIPP are hosting events at the RNC and DNC political conventions. At these events, we are excited to welcome delegates from across the country, small business owners and fabulous speakers who will provide their insight and views.  SBE Council and WIPP will be sharing a consensus platform that includes information and […]

July 14th, 2016 by

By Karen Kerrigan and Ray Keating- According to media reports, Republican candidate for president Donald J. Trump has selected Indiana Governor and former member of Congress Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate. What do we know about Governor Mike Pence when it comes to issues that matter to small business owners and entrepreneurs? […]

July 12th, 2016 by

SBE Council and WIPP are providing women business owners a voice at the RNC and DNC conventions. If you plan to be in Cleveland of Philadelphia for the national party conventions, please join us for our event! 10 Things Women Entrepreneurs Want the Candidates to Know   The RNC and DNC convention invitations, along with […]

July 11th, 2016 by
April 10th, 2016 by

For every presidential debate, SBE Council has been keeping small business owners and entrepreneurs up-to-date on where the candidates stand on key small business issues. Unfortunately at these debates, entrepreneurs and their top issues of concern have not been discussed all that much. It seems debate moderators are not that interested. We are now down […]

February 11th, 2016 by

By Karen Kerrigan- PBS NewsHour will host tonight’s Democratic primary debate, being held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee . The debate begins at 9:00 PM ET. Hillary Clinton held off a close challenge by Bernie Sanders in Iowa, but Sanders scored a decisive victory in New Hampshire. For Democrats, the Nevada caucuses are up next […]

January 15th, 2016 by

Small business expert and SBE Council media director Susan Solovic joined Ed Berliner on “The Hard Line” on Newsmax TV to discuss an array of issues in the news on January 15th. Susan discussed the GOP presidential debate and taxes, the direction of the DOW, energy issues and some of the latest economic data.

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