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May 24th, 2022 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will act on five pieces of legislation, including the “Extending America’s Spectrum Leadership Act of 2022” (H.R. 7783), which reauthorizes the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) spectrum auction authority for 1.5 years. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen […]

May 2nd, 2022 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – President Biden has declared May 1-7 as National Small Business Week. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement about the importance of this week, and how Congress and the White House can help to improve the confidence of entrepreneurs […]

April 30th, 2022 by

In an Inside Sources Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that President Biden and Congress appear out-of-touch with what is happening with small businesses and on Main Street. While the White House regular touts the fact that people are filing new business applications in record numbers, an important trend that could be […]

April 28th, 2022 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C.  – Today, in response to the introduction of the “IMPROVE the SBA Act” by Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Ranking Member of the U.S. House Small Business Committee, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement: “As the U.S. economy works to […]

April 20th, 2022 by

Please click HERE to register. America is the world’s most innovative nation, thanks in large part to the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, which enabled academic research institutions, federal laboratories, and small companies to own inventions made with federal funding so they can be developed into useful products. The law is a linchpin of our innovation system which […]

April 20th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Long before the pandemic hit, American entrepreneurship was in trouble. By a variety of measures, entrepreneurship had either declined or stagnated. However, after the initial hit of the COVID pandemic in March and April of 2020, a key indicator of future entrepreneurship – that is, the number of business applications […]

April 12th, 2022 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – In response to the Consumer Price Index data released today, which reported that inflation came in at a hot 1.2% in March and a scorching 8.5% over the past year, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and chief economist Raymond Keating offered […]

April 7th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  Which state economies have performed best and worst during this pandemic? The latest “Gross Domestic Product by State” report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis provides data from which we can find answers. Some states obviously were hit harder in 2020 than others, and as for 2021, the recovery […]

April 1st, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed robust job growth in March, as well as welcome levels of self-employed entrepreneurship. While nonfarm payroll employment expanded by a strong 431,000 in March, there’s more. When looking at the data from the household survey – which better […]

March 31st, 2022 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Wage and Hour Division, David Weil, was defeated on a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate (47-53) on Wednesday, March 30. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in […]

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