Op-Eds and Articles

November 21st, 2021 by

In a Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan details one of the many problems with the “Build Back Better Act.”  Specifically, the price controls in the legislation would greatly undermine U.S. investment, innovation and access to new life-saving drugs. Kerrigan writes: “The impact on business would be enormous. An analysis by the […]

November 16th, 2021 by

A frustrating development happened on the road to 5G. As two of America’s broadband providers were just about to rollout a new 5G frequency band in early December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a surprise warning about “safety.” As SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan wrote in a November 15 Morning Consult Op-ed, […]

October 27th, 2021 by

In an October 25 Orange County Register Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan questions the wisdom of members of Congress who are working to dismantle big U.S. tech leaders through intrusive legislation and regulatory empowerment. The tech tools and platforms provided by “Big Tech” are extensively used by small businesses to access and […]

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 […]

News and Media Releases