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May 22nd, 2020 by

May 22, 2020 1:00 p.m. ET Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued temporary relief from certain provisions of Regulation Crowdfunding. Small businesses can now more quickly and easily conduct public fundraising to access the capital they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. NextSeed Co-Founder and CEO, Youngro Lee, will be hosting a webinar with guest […]

May 20th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release 5G “Upgrade Order” Clarifies Rules, Reduces Time and Red Tape Washington, D.C – On May 19, Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) Brendan Carr announced that his “5G Upgrade Order” will be voted on at the agency’s June 15 open meeting. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan […]

May 20th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On May 19, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order, “Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery,” which aims to identify and remove barriers to innovation and restrictive red tape that may hinder the restoration of economic growth in the U.S. economy. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE […]

May 19th, 2020 by

UPDATED May 23, 2020 by Karen Kerrigan- New on May 22: Interim Final Rules on Loan Forgiveness The rules cover what is forgivable under PPP, the forgiveness process, and other procedures in a Q&A format. New on May 22: SBA Loan Review Procedures and Related Borrower and Lender Responsibilities. The rules, provided in a Q&A […]

May 18th, 2020 by

The two organizations are releasing a report & convened small business leaders to highlight the importance of small business to the American economy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris Landrigan Washington, D.C. – The Small Business Roundtable (SBR), a coalition of leading small business and entrepreneurship organizations, has partnered with Facebook to release the State of […]

May 12th, 2020 by

U.S. Senate hearing to explore “State of Broadband” on May 13 NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. –  On Tuesday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will host a hearing of vital importance to small businesses across the United States: “The State of Broadband Amid the […]

May 9th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On May 8, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) inspector general noted key areas in a “Flash Report” where the agency’s implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) does not align with the CARES Act.  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the […]

May 8th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The United States Postal Service (USPS) released their second quarter financials today, which show losses of $4.5 billion. The total loss for the first six months of the year is $5.2 billion. At the same time, USPS is showing a better cash and assets position than it did […]

May 6th, 2020 by

News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Following a notice issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) informing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan recipients that otherwise deductible expenses are not deductible if forgiven under a PPP arrangement, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) praised congressional tax writers for pushing back on this interpretation, […]

May 6th, 2020 by

Guidance Provided by U.S. Treasury on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) New on May 6: On May 3 and May 6, additional Q&As were added to SBA/Treasury’s core guidance document, which brings the total number of questions and answers on PPP rules to forty-five. Question #40 addresses efforts at employee retention and whether PPP loan forgiveness […]

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