Op-Eds and Articles

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 […]

August 18th, 2020 by

In an August 18 Op-ed in Issues & Insights, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan makes the case for Congress to end the digital divide right now. In her piece, Kerrigan writes: “The pandemic has made it abundantly clear the importance of a quality internet connection. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to high-speed broadband….Small […]

July 29th, 2020 by

In a July 29 Morning Consult Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan offers the view that members of Congress participating in the U.S. House Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust hearing on “Big Tech” may want to explore the significant benefits of online platforms for small businesses and our economy, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis.  […]

July 15th, 2020 by

In a July 15 Morning Consult Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan warns small business owners about trolling activity that could limit the availability of the mobile devices they have come to depend on to operate their businesses, especially during COVID-19. As Kerrigan writes in the piece: Smartphones and tablets are an economic […]

May 13th, 2020 by

In a May 13 Morning Consult Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan covers key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to make it more effective for small businesses and enable them to maintain the jobs that are critical to so many local economies. As she noted in the piece: PPP needs to […]

April 10th, 2020 by

In an April 10 Fox Business Op-ed – Coronavirus Crisis – Use Fintech’s Innovation, Speed to Help Small Business Survive – SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan urges federal government leaders and the Administration to deploy fintech as a solution to ease the backlog and friction in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which will […]

February 20th, 2020 by

  In a February 19, 2020 Op-ed in Morning Consult, SBE Council president Karen Kerrigan  focuses on the issue of innovation, and how private sector investment, scientists and entrepreneurial biopharmaceutical companies are creating life-saving drugs and therapies that are leading us closer to a cure for cancer: “Every day, medical innovation and breakthroughs are cracking […]

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