PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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December 27th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Elected officials, policymakers, analysts, and talking heads would be wise to keep in mind that entrepreneurship is essential to U.S. economic, income and employment growth. Indeed, the U.S. economy very much is a small business economy, as illustrated by the fact that 98 percent of all businesses (employer firms and […]

December 20th, 2023 by

NEWS President Biden Receives Poor Grades, 93% of Amazon Small Sellers Pleased with Platform’s “Significant Support” and Promotional Initiatives for Small Biz For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The Small Business Check Up Survey Q4 2024 released by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) reveals how small businesses fared in 2023, which was […]

December 18th, 2023 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – In response to new guidelines for mergers and acquisition (M&A) issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) said that the arbitrary and political set of guidelines cast a dark cloud over the future of America’s […]

December 9th, 2023 by

In a December 6 Real Clear Policy Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan conveys the importance of needed congressional action on key tax measures for small businesses that need to be restored, extended or made permanent. Those incentives include restoring immediate expensing of research and development (R&D) investments, allowing for the immediate write-off […]

December 8th, 2023 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan: “President Biden’s proposed framework for march-in use under the Bayh-Dole Act amounts to an announcement that the U.S. government can invalidate patents and other intellectual property whenever it pleases. […]

December 5th, 2023 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan on the announcement of U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, that he will not seek reelection in 2024: “Chairman McHenry’s work during his years […]

November 30th, 2023 by

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR S.J. RES. 32 For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan on S. J. Res. 32, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval for the Small Business Lending Under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B) […]

November 30th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Two reports related to the state of the economy were released on November 29. The latest GDP revision leaned positive, but the Fed’s Beige Book offered a rather bleak assessment on the economy. Real GDP Revisions While real GDP growth for the third quarter 2023 was revised up from 4.9 […]

November 21st, 2023 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following response to an announcement by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today that the agency will again delay implementation of the lower threshold for 1099-K reporting (which went from $20,000 to $600 in the […]

November 15th, 2023 by

NEWS For Immediate Release November 15, 2023 Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in support of Section 409 of the Fiscal Year 2024 Labor-HHS spending bill (H.R. 5894), which would safeguard the National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB’s) 2020 Joint Employer Rule and […]

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