Op-Eds and Articles

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 […]

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 […]

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