Op-Eds and Articles

March 7th, 2023 by

In a March 5 Daily Caller Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that the Republican’s policy agenda, called the “Commitment to America,” includes an array of reforms and accountability measures that meet the needs and priorities of small businesses: “The plan works to address the current pain points of small business owners […]

March 3rd, 2023 by

In a DC Journal Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews the uncertain state of the economy and how small businesses and average Americans have been pummeled by uncertainty over the past three years. She writes: “Unfortunately, policy ideas that aren’t well thought out only intensify the uncertainty and make it harder to […]

February 21st, 2023 by

In a February 21 opinion piece in The Detroit News, SBE Council chief economist Raymond Keating writes that small businesses depend on sound policies from our nation’s leaders to provide a foundation for growth. And that includes “smart policies on energy and energy infrastructure that assure business owners will have the power to fuel innovation […]

February 14th, 2023 by

In a February 10, Travel Pulse opinion piece, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan expresses frustration regarding foot-dragging at the U.S. State Department, which is taking a big bite out of U.S. tourism revenue. The delays and backlogs in issuing visas for overseas tourists are unacceptable and hurting the ability of the tourism industry […]

January 27th, 2023 by

The country’s most influential small business leaders, including SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, shared thoughts and predictions for policy in 2023 with Rhett Buttle, founder of Public Private Strategies, in his latest Forbes column. As Kerrigan said: “Congress must find bipartisan ways to fully support small businesses in the areas of taxes and tax […]

December 14th, 2022 by

In a recent DC Journal Inside Sources Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that challenging economic conditions and headwinds continue to bear down on small businesses: “That is why Congress must identify practical solutions to help entrepreneurs through this challenging economic period, and beyond. One solution is to restore immediate expensing for […]

December 12th, 2022 by

In a December 12 Washington Times Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that legislators who drafted the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) “had some idea that their bill was going to hurt small biotech companies.” The legislation, signed by President Biden in mid-August 2022, imposes price controls on some drugs purchased by Medicare […]

September 13th, 2022 by

Access to broadband remains a priority issue for SBE Council, and the funding provided in the new federal infrastructure package is an opportunity for many communities and individuals to fully join the digital economy, and tap into the services and entrepreneurial opportunity that exists by using digital tools and platforms. But as SBE Council president […]

September 1st, 2022 by

In an August 18 Real Clear Policy Op-Ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan once again digs into problems with the International Trade Commission (ITC) where foreign companies are using the system to undermine U.S. businesses and our economy. She notes that the ITC can utilize the “public interest exemption” when deciding whether to […]

July 18th, 2022 by

In a Fox Business Op-Ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan laments the pain that consumers and small business owners are feeling with regard to high gas prices. She lists five steps the Biden Administration can take to encourage energy production at home, which would help to lower prices both at the pump and […]

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