PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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August 19th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The Biden administration apparently is confused as to how public policy impacts business and the economy. For example, there was the President’s executive order in July that tried to assert that more regulation of business would lead to more competition in the marketplace. That didn’t make any sense (see SBE […]

August 12th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden announced policy steps that aim to lower prescription drug costs. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to the President’s proposal: “There’s a reason why the United States leads the world in medical […]

August 11th, 2021 by

NEWS SBE Council Releases New Poll: 83% of small business owners believe elected officials should support tax policies that make it possible to pass on their family business to the next generation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vienna, VA –  On the heels of the U.S. Senate passing a partisan $3.5 trillion spending and tax blueprint by […]

August 10th, 2021 by

In a “sneak peek” on a new survey that will be released August 11, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that 83% of small business owners believe elected officials should support tax policies that make it possible to pass on their family business. Based on the responses of small business owners in the […]

August 10th, 2021 by

In an August 9 Washington Times Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan explains how Democrats would clearly break their “no new taxes pledge” on small businesses in the massive $3.5 trillion spending package currently being advanced in the Senate. The impact would be widespread if they are successful at sneaking parts of the […]

August 10th, 2021 by

SBE Council supports S. Amdt #3106 to S.Con Res. 14, the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Resolution, introduced by Senator John Thune (R-S.D.)   SBE Council urges all Senators to vote YES on the amendment.  This amendment would preserve step-up in basis, which is critical to counter efforts underway in Congress to impose an even deadlier Death Tax […]

August 10th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  Productivity is one of those economic measures that gets far less attention than it deserves. After all, employee income, to a significant degree, is driven by labor productivity, that is, output per hour, measured by dividing an index of real output by an index of hours worked, including by employees, […]

August 3rd, 2021 by

In a July 28 Washington Times Op-Ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that federal government policy is moving in a direction that is not supported, or helpful to, small businesses. She points to a recent Morning Consult survey sponsored by SBE Council that reveals key findings: Unfortunately, the solutions being advocated and […]

July 29th, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING – According to the latest GDP (gross domestic product) report, the U.S. economy grew at a real annualized rate of 6.5 percent in the second quarter of 2021. After four straight quarters of growth, U.S. real economic output recovered to where it was before the pandemic hit. That’s a noteworthy accomplishment […]

July 22nd, 2021 by

Please Join Us for a Capitol Hill Briefing July 22, 2021 1:00 p.m.-3:00 ET The digital economy grew significantly under COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns. Millions of entrepreneurs transformed their businesses and business models using digital tools and technology platforms. How did COVID-19 transform the small business and entrepreneurial sector? What trends will stick in a […]

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