Op-Eds and Articles

March 18th, 2019 by

Crowdfund Insider reports on a round of visits made by SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and the leaders of the newly formed Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) with key staff in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, as well as with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and White House staff, to discuss […]

February 5th, 2019 by

In a State of the Union Op-ed for Fox Business on February 5, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan notes that President Trump is expected to tout the bipartisan policies and legislation that his administration has enacted under his watch, and he will call for more bipartisanship to solve pressing challenges. Kerrigan writes: “The […]

January 28th, 2019 by

In a January 28 Real Clear Policy op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined Small Business Roundtable executive director Rhett Buttle and Connected Commerce Council president Jake Ward to outline the importance of a privacy framework at the federal level, and why it is critical to include entrepreneurs and small business owners in […]

January 23rd, 2019 by

In a January 22, 2019 Op-ed on Fox Business, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan made the case for the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.  On the importance of trade with Mexico and Canada to U.S. small businesses, Kerrigan writes: Many small businesses rely heavily on North American trade to stay afloat. Of the […]

November 18th, 2018 by

The State of Small Business Policy Going into 2019 SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan looks at “unfinished business” when it comes to key policy issues for small businesses, and what is on the agenda that will impact many small firms. She looks at key issues, including access to capital and regulatory reform items […]

October 30th, 2018 by

In an October 30 Op-ed in The Washington Times, SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating reviews the dominant role played by U.S. entrepreneurs and small businesses in trade with China. He notes that the economy has benefitted tremendously from a range of tax and regulatory initiatives implemented by Congress and President Trump, but tariffs undermine […]

August 11th, 2018 by

In an August 10 Op-ed in Morning Consult, SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 and why it needs to be modernized to end abusive lawsuits against small businesses while helping firms better communicate with customers via their preferred methods.  She said FCC action is needed to […]

August 9th, 2018 by

by Karen Kerrigan- Over the last couple of decades, the internet has flourished as a tool for small businesses to grow, innovate and prosper. New businesses and business models enabled by connectivity have ensured that America’s small business sector is one of the most competitive in the world. Since the internet’s inception, regulators on both sides of the aisle […]

July 10th, 2018 by

In an Op-Ed in the Morning Consult, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that health care and health coverage costs remain a big pain point for small businesses, their employees and the self-employed. According to Kerrigan, a shot of disruption is in order: “There is no doubt that health coverage, and how we […]

July 4th, 2018 by

An article in Ecopreneurist reports on the big rise in clean energy in the U.S. business market. As reported by Carolyn Fortuna: “One long year after the Trump administration withdrew from the Paris Agreement, renewable clean energy is stronger than ever in the US business market. That’s because business owners of all sizes are increasingly understanding […]

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