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May 6th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is holding a hearing on broadband access and affordability, and a national advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses is urging committee members to review the progress and policies of the past several years – along with the outstanding performance of private […]

May 5th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Biden Administration announced it would support a petition before the World Trade Organization to “waive” vital intellectual property (IP) rights for COVID-19 vaccines, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) voiced alarm at the move.  According to SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, […]

April 29th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – In response to President Joe’s Biden’s national address and the “American Families Plan” and “American Jobs Plan,” Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following response: “Small business owners and entrepreneurs can certainly empathize with the enormous challenge faced by President […]

April 26th, 2021 by

“Vaccines Are Saving Small Business” In an April 4 Op-ed in the International Business Times, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan provides a snapshot on the current state of small business, and how vaccines are playing a critical role in driving momentum for economic recovery on Main Street. In the piece, she notes the importance […]

April 20th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. –  As Congress and the Biden Administration continue to ramp up legislative and policy activity, a leading small business advocacy organization is urging restraint when it comes to new regulatory burdens or taxes on small businesses that could throw cold water on the economic recovery and undermine positive activity […]

March 31st, 2021 by

Infrastructure Package Tax Hikes Would Harm Competitiveness, and Undermine Recovery from the Pandemic NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – President Joe Biden unveils a $2 trillion infrastructure-spending package today, and while rebuilding and modernizing infrastructure is important to the competitiveness and productivity of America’s small business sector, its emphasis on raising taxes during the […]

March 25th, 2021 by

Please join America’s largest small business coalition in celebrating women’s entrepreneurship during Women’s History Month. This event will be a part of a greater series that will explore important issues to women’s entrepreneurial community. This event will feature remarks from key women leaders and convene the CEOs of women’s entrepreneurial groups to reflect on female […]

March 24th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today in the U.S. Senate, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) stepped up to advance an important bill to repeal a costly burden on the self-employed and small businesses that was tucked into the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021” signed by President Joe Biden on March 11. The effort, […]

March 24th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it is increasing the maximum amount that small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program from $150,000 to $500,000.  The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has long advocated for lifting […]

March 16th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan released the following statement in response to the confirmation of Isabel Guzman as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): “The Small Business Administration is playing a big role in delivering capital and resources to […]

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