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October 20th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The latest Beige Book from the Federal Reserve – an assessment of the economy based on interviews with business contacts, economists, market experts, and others – pointed to economic growth slowing. Specifically, the Beige Book pointed to economic activity growing at a “modest to moderate” pace, but “that the pace […]

October 16th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The U.S. Census Bureau reported that retail and food services sales grew by 0.7 percent in September. What does that and the rest of the data tell us? The Inflation Factor First, we have to point out that retail sales are not adjusted for inflation. So, when inflation is factored […]

October 15th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- One ray of economic hope has persisted not long after the pandemic hit. That is, after suffering big declines when the pandemic first struck, the number of business applications (seasonally adjusted) didn’t just quickly bounce back to previous levels, but skyrocketed beyond where they had been. As noted in the latest […]

October 14th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – According to various press reports, a bill will soon be introduced in the U.S. Senate – “The American Innovation and Choice Online Act” – by Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Grassley (R-IA), which proposes to dictate how large tech firms serve customers and small businesses. The legislation would […]

October 13th, 2021 by

  by Raymond J. Keating – According to the latest Consumer Price Index report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, inflation continues to be a problem, and questions continue to swirl about how long our current bout with inflation might last. Inflation is defined as an ongoing rise in the general price level, and […]

October 12th, 2021 by

Intuit QuickBooks in partnership with Small Business Roundtable is hosting the first Entrepreneur Exchange 2021 (EX21) on October 17. This is a global event for policymakers, experts and small business entrepreneurs. Please join us for this inaugural event by registering here: EX21 SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan will join the lineup and moderate: […]

October 1st, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – In the latest report on personal income from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, real personal consumption expenditures (PCE) grew by 0.4 percent in August. However, the overarching story from this set of data was not positive, specifically, after factoring inflation into the equation, personal income declined in August. Consider […]

October 1st, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Each year, the first Friday in October is Manufacturing Day. That means we celebrate this vital sector today. It’s a day to mark the massive contributions that manufacturing businesses and their employees make to our economy. Manufacturing Day 2021 and Small Business The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reports that, […]

September 30th, 2021 by

Higher Capital Gains Taxes, Retroactive Increases at Death Most Harmful For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – A new report released by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) today ranks select tax increases proposed by the Biden Administration from least economically harmful to most economically harmful, and finds those targeting capital income would inflict […]

September 29th, 2021 by

September 17, 2021   The Honorable Ben Cardin Chair Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship United States Senate   The Honorable Rand Paul Ranking Member Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship United States Senate   Dear Chair Cardin and Ranking Member Paul: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), I am […]

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