Op-Eds and Articles

September 20th, 2023 by

In a TippsInsights blog post, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reports on the latest “Small Business Check Up Survey Q3” and points out that Amazon small business sellers are quite worried about potential Federal Trade Commission (FTC) action that would impose “structural remedies” on (and possibly break up) Amazon, according to the survey. […]

September 15th, 2023 by

In a blog post for Tipps Insights, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews the latest SBE Council “Small Business Check Up” survey for the third quarter of 2023, and reports that small business owners are dealing with significant economic and business challenges. Kerrigan notes that external factors like diminished access to capital and […]

June 22nd, 2023 by

SMART Prices Act is Not that Smart for Small Biotech Companies and Innovators In a June 17 Townhall Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes about efforts in Congress to take a really bad and destructive policy and expand it even further. She notes that Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and several other lawmakers […]

May 26th, 2023 by

In a May 26 Op-ed in The Hill, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan expresses concern about possible regulatory responses to the failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). She urges regulators and lawmakers to understand the root causes and reasons behind the bank’s demise, rather than making responsibly managed banks pay for SVB’s mistakes […]

May 5th, 2023 by

In a May 5 Real Clear Policy Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan warns about potential regulatory moves against regional banks that could squeeze capital and credit further for small businesses. Kerrigan notes that wrongheaded policies that have fueled inflation, rapid interest rates hikes, along with passive federal regulators who already have the […]

March 30th, 2023 by

In an Op-ed that is appearing in newspapers and on news platforms throughout the country, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews the uncertain economic state of small businesses and why it is necessary for House Republicans to advance various pro-growth, pro-entrepreneur measures in their “Commitment to America” agenda. Kerrigan writes: “Sound pro-growth, pro-entrepreneur […]

March 23rd, 2023 by

In a March 23 Op-Ed in Townhall, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews the damage that the Inflation Reduction Act is having on investment and America’s vital bio-pharmaceutical sector. Kerrigan writes that patients who need live-saving drugs and treatments will be the ultimate losers. “The new law’s ‘negotiated’ drug prices – which are […]

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 […]

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