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March 3rd, 2023 by

In a DC Journal Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews the uncertain state of the economy and how small businesses and average Americans have been pummeled by uncertainty over the past three years. She writes: “Unfortunately, policy ideas that aren’t well thought out only intensify the uncertainty and make it harder to […]

February 27th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The latest durable goods report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows new orders taking a dive in January in a stretch of wild monthly moves. Specifically, new orders for manufactured durable goods declined in two of the last three months, with the January drop registering 4.5 percent. That followed on […]

February 23rd, 2023 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) announced the launch of a collaborative initiative with fellow business organizations and associations whose efforts will focus on sharing knowledge, important trends and information about the use, potential, and convergence of Web3 technologies. SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan […]

February 21st, 2023 by

Ms. Marlene Dortch Secretary Federal Communications Commission 45 L Street NE Washington, D.C.  20554   Via electronic submission RE: GN Docket No. 22-69, Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Prevention and Elimination of Digital Discrimination NPRM Dear Secretary Dortch, On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), I am pleased to […]

February 17th, 2023 by

At the end of last year, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined Shelley Hymes and her producer Claude Jennings for “Lunch with Shelley” – a podcast where guests discuss the latest happenings, issues and life over lunch. In addition to enjoying a terrific lunch at Black Salt in Washington, D.C. our “Lunch in […]

February 14th, 2023 by

In a February 10, Travel Pulse opinion piece, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan expresses frustration regarding foot-dragging at the U.S. State Department, which is taking a big bite out of U.S. tourism revenue. The delays and backlogs in issuing visas for overseas tourists are unacceptable and hurting the ability of the tourism industry […]

February 8th, 2023 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – In response to President Biden’s State of the Union address, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) issued the following statement: SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan said: “We agree with President Biden’s about America’s story. It is one of ‘progress and resilience,’ for this is […]

February 2nd, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced on February 1 that it was raising the federal funds rate by a quarter point to a range of 4.5 percent to 4.75 percent. And more rate hikes were promised. It also was noted in the FOMC statement that “Inflation has eased somewhat […]

February 2nd, 2023 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Chalk one up for startups and common sense, at least for the moment, observed a group that advocates for entrepreneurs and small businesses. In response to a California judge’s decision to allow the acquisition of Within Unlimited by Meta Platforms, Inc., thus rejecting the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) […]

January 27th, 2023 by

The country’s most influential small business leaders, including SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, shared thoughts and predictions for policy in 2023 with Rhett Buttle, founder of Public Private Strategies, in his latest Forbes column. As Kerrigan said: “Congress must find bipartisan ways to fully support small businesses in the areas of taxes and tax […]

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