Op-Eds and Articles

August 10th, 2021 by

In a “sneak peek” on a new survey that will be released August 11, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that 83% of small business owners believe elected officials should support tax policies that make it possible to pass on their family business. Based on the responses of small business owners in the […]

August 10th, 2021 by

In an August 9 Washington Times Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan explains how Democrats would clearly break their “no new taxes pledge” on small businesses in the massive $3.5 trillion spending package currently being advanced in the Senate. The impact would be widespread if they are successful at sneaking parts of the […]

August 3rd, 2021 by

In a July 28 Washington Times Op-Ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that federal government policy is moving in a direction that is not supported, or helpful to, small businesses. She points to a recent Morning Consult survey sponsored by SBE Council that reveals key findings: Unfortunately, the solutions being advocated and […]

June 8th, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING – It’s not unusual for politicians to deal in economic fictions. Indeed, many politicians build entire careers by contradicting basic, sound economics. Nonetheless, there’s something particularly fanciful about the antitrust lawsuit being brought by Karl Racine, the District of Columbia’s attorney general, against Amazon. Amazon and the Retail Market It’s important […]

June 2nd, 2021 by

During the debate on the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (formerly, the Endless Frontier Act) in the U.S. Senate, scores of amendments were being pushed or considered. One of them was the “INFORM Act,” which as SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan noted in a Morning Consult Op-ed would end up undermining small businesses […]

May 17th, 2021 by

Small businesses and the self-employed turn to technology to help them through the most difficult period most have ever faced. Technology tools and platforms kept Main Street alive during COVID-19, but in response Congress is looking to move radical legislation and regulation that would undermine this critical ecosystem. In a TownHall Op-ed, Small Business & […]

May 3rd, 2021 by

“As innovators, small businesses found new ways to acclimate, and many turned to technology to survive the economic downturn and keep their operations running.” There’s no doubt that technology has played a central role in the survival of many of our nation’s small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. And, as SBE Council president & CEO […]

April 5th, 2021 by

In an April 4 Op-ed in the International Business Times, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan provides a snapshot on the current state of small business, and how vaccines are playing a critical role in driving momentum for economic recovery on Main Street. In the piece, she notes the importance of sound policies that […]

March 16th, 2021 by

  In an Entrepreneur Magazine Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and GUSTO CEO Lexi Reese detail how Congress and the SBA can get PPP dollars to the small businesses that need it the most. In the piece, they review how the program has improved since it first launched, along with needed changes […]

February 25th, 2021 by

In a February 24 Washington Times Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews the critical role technology companies and online platforms have played for small businesses during the COVID-19 economy, and how legislative efforts to impose intrusive regulation of the industry would undermine entrepreneurship, innovation, small business recovery and U.S. tech leadership.  Kerrigan […]

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