PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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September 13th, 2021 by

  The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Republican Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Republican Leader United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Leader Schumer, […]

September 13th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – This week has been designated as “National Small Business Week” via a proclamation announced by President Joe Biden and a resolution passed by Congress.  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement regarding the marking of this week by the […]

September 10th, 2021 by

Dear Member of Congress: A few rogue “employer groups” who do not represent the interest of their member companies or the business community are pushing for price controls on prescription drugs, punitive taxes on pharmaceutical companies, and more government meddling in our health care system. Millions of small to mid-size companies across the United States […]

September 9th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – In response to President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement: “President Biden calls his plan a ‘path out of the pandemic’ but this mandate on business is a path to confusion, vastly higher […]

August 26th, 2021 by

Join Us at 12:00 Noon ET! Innovation and new applications to start businesses are running ahead of pre-COVID levels, in spite of the hit that SMBs and our economy took during the past year or more. That’s the optimistic spirit of the entrepreneur! The ones that made it through relied on tech to connect with […]

August 26th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Little changed with the second estimate of second quarter GDP (gross domestic product) released on August 26 by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Compared to the initial (or “advanced”) estimate released in late July, real GDP growth was revised up, from 6.5 percent to 6.6 percent. Policy Decisions Determine […]

August 24th, 2021 by

August 24, 2021 Dear Member of the U.S. House of Representatives: The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) strongly opposes the partisan $3.5 trillion budget resolution that will soon be considered by the U.S. House.  The massive package is a tax-and-spend blowout that does not serve the interests of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Higher […]

August 24th, 2021 by

Banks providing “STEP Act loans” will net approximately $38 billion in income through interest payments and fees on family business borrowers. By Karen Kerrigan – No, this is not the story about a successful entrepreneur who takes her startup to the public markets. This is about government policy run amiss. A story about the unintended […]

August 23rd, 2021 by

The tax and spending splurge will make running a small business much more burdensome, not ‘better.’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. House begins to consider voting on the partisan $3.5 trillion budget resolution today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council voiced strong opposition to the tax-and-spend blowout proposal. SBE Council president […]

August 21st, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The latest state employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that nonfarm payroll employment increased in 38 states in July 2021 compared to the previous month, with 12 states essentially unchanged. But what tells us more about the state of jobs in each state is to compare […]

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