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September 27th, 2018 by

On September 27, 2018, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, on: “Examination of the Effects on Regulatory Policy on the Economy and Business Growth.” Kerrigan reported that the current direction in regulatory policy has been very […]

September 26th, 2018 by

NEWS “With the power and speed of 5G, we can expect to see more dynamism and innovation from American entrepreneurs.” For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on an order that will help to accelerate the deployment of 5G, which will boost entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation and expand […]

September 25th, 2018 by

Thumbtack and the Small Business Roundtable Ensure the Voices of Small Business Owners are Heard in November SAN FRANCISCO – Today, in support of National Voter Registration Day on September 25, a group of small business platforms and organizations unite in an all-new effort to register and commit small business owners to vote in the November […]

September 21st, 2018 by

  In a Washington, D.C. interview that has appeared in several local television markets, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan discussed the impact of tariffs – both current and potential – on small businesses: “It’s going to make it more difficult for them to compete. It’s going to raise costs.” Kerrigan said that small […]

September 19th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Canada’s top trade negotiator is currently in Washington for high-level talks on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland is meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to hammer out the key areas of contention. The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) […]

September 17th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The United States Senate overwhelmingly passed an important package of bills (H.R. 6) to help combat the opioid crises and shutter the flow of deadly fentanyl into the U.S.  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan applauded this significant action, and highlighted the […]

September 15th, 2018 by

It’s the final year of Obamacare’s individual mandate tax penalty, and CMS has detailed an additional process for providing relief for consumers   By Karen Kerrigan- On September 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a streamlined way for consumers to claim a hardship exemption on their 2018 federal income tax return from […]

September 14th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan commended the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for moving forward with a proposed rule that would reestablish a rational definition for the purpose of determining a joint-employer. On September 13, the NLRB announced that a proposed […]

September 7th, 2018 by

NEWS  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Labor Department reported that payrolls increased by 201,000 and wages by 2.9 percent in August.  According to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, the continuous string of solid news on the economy should not be a surprise given that […]

September 4th, 2018 by

NEWS  For Immediate Release  Washington, D.C. – Today, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) announced that former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl (R) will fill the seat left vacant by the passing of Senator John McCain (R). Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan praised the selection, as Senator Kyl was a […]

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