Op-Eds and Articles

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 […]

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 […]

June 30th, 2022 by

Kerrigan in TIPP Insights Small business owners are bracing for a recession and are cutting back on various business expenses to cope. The SBE-Council-TechnoMetrica survey found that most small business owners do not agree with President Biden’s priorities and policies. By Karen Kerrigan- Entrepreneurs are great at sniffing out opportunities, and they are also pretty […]

June 14th, 2022 by

In a June 13 Real Clear Health Op-Ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan explains the tremendous value and importance of the 40+plus year-old Bayh Dole Act, and why abusing the “march-in” provision in the law – as some in Congress are pressing to do – would be a massive blow to U.S. innovation […]

April 30th, 2022 by

In an Inside Sources Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that President Biden and Congress appear out-of-touch with what is happening with small businesses and on Main Street. While the White House regular touts the fact that people are filing new business applications in record numbers, an important trend that could be […]

March 23rd, 2022 by

ICYMI in TippInsights President Biden must help new small businesses succeed to help the economy recover and grow. By Karen Kerrigan – As widely reported, entrepreneurship in the U.S. has been off the charts in 2020 and 2021. According to the Census Bureau, 5.4 million people filed new business applications in 2021, an increase of […]

March 20th, 2022 by

It’s a strange time to watch the sausage being made on Capitol Hill and within the Biden Administration. At the same time that the House and Senate are moving legislation to help American industry compete with China and its growing high-tech dominance, legislation and policy movement on Capitol Hill and supported by the White House is […]

February 25th, 2022 by

The previously debated version of Build Back Better (BBB) may be dead, but President Biden and many in his party still want to move forward on a scaled-down bill (or move specific BBB measures separately). SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan is raising the warning flag for small business America. In a February 24 […]

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