Op-Eds and Articles

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 […]

October 22nd, 2020 by

The Private Sector – Not Government – Should Lead on 5G Development In an October 22 Morning Consult Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan detailed the big problems with a move by the Department of Defense (DoD) to nationalize 5G. In the piece, Kerrigan expresses alarm at the DoD’s hasty push into managing […]

October 14th, 2020 by

by Karen Kerrigan- A funny thing happened on the way to the finish line in the race to deploy 5G  – a small but determined group of nationalizers have re-emerged (yet again!) and are pushing harder than ever for the federal government to manage America’s critically important advanced communications network. Of course, this is not […]

October 14th, 2020 by

In an October 14 Op-ed in Real Clear Markets, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews the success of rail deregulation 40 years ago, and the lessons Congress and policy makers can learn from this critical effort that saved an industry.  As Kerrigan noted in the piece, the Staggers Rail Act turned 40 on […]

September 22nd, 2020 by

It’s National Small Business Week and in a September 21 Morning Consult Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and ACCF nonresident Senior Fellow Mike Roman express their sense of urgency about the need for Congress to act on further relief and a recovery package for America’s small businesses. As they note in the […]

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