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October 6th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Karen Kerrigan, president & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) regarding President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of negotiations on a COVID-19 package until after the November 7, 2020 elections: “To close the door and scrap […]

September 30th, 2020 by

COVID RELIEF NOW COALITION For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 30, 2020  Contact:         Maura Morton, 202-381-8644; mmorton@ahla.com                           Jennifer Myers, 202-289-3148; jmyers@ahla.com   NEW COALITION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESS TO ACT ON COVID RELIEF BEFORE ELECTION  The COVID Relief NOW Coalition calls for “No Recess Without Relief” imploring Congress to find bipartisan solution to move […]

September 29th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Tonight is the first presidential debate, and the nation’s leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small business owners is urging debate moderator Chris Wallace to direct pointed questions about the state of Main Street businesses and local economies to the candidates during the portion of the debate he has […]

September 28th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C.  – In a letter sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives today, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan warned about the potential closure of millions of small businesses and why it is important to take immediate steps to modify and […]

September 22nd, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – It’s National Small Business Week, and the nation’s leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses implored Congress to act on measures to boost the viability of our nation’s Main Street businesses in order to preserve and protect local economies throughout the United States in the aftermath of COVID-19 […]

September 16th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Small Business SOS: It’s Time to Supercharge Local Crowdfunding to Unlock Needed Capital New Report Highlights Investment Crowdfunding’s Success, and COVID-19 Policy Opportunities for Recovery Washington, D.C. – Access to capital continues to be a top challenge for struggling local businesses and entrepreneurs, and COVID-19’s economic impact is deepening its toll […]

September 14th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s “Most Favored Nation” Executive Order (EO), which was signed and released on September 13. The EO ties foreign prices – meaning foreign price controls – to Medicare […]

August 18th, 2020 by

In an August 18 Op-ed in Issues & Insights, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan makes the case for Congress to end the digital divide right now. In her piece, Kerrigan writes: “The pandemic has made it abundantly clear the importance of a quality internet connection. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to high-speed broadband….Small […]

August 14th, 2020 by

On Wednesday August 5, Axios co-founder Mike Allen and “Axios Today” host Niala Boodhoo hosted the last of a six-event series on how small businesses have pivoted during the coronavirus outbreak. This latest segment featured Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Andrea Stern owner of Satori Yoga studio and Curvy Bride owner Michelle Files. Axios co-founder and CEO Jim VandeHei hosted a View from the […]

August 11th, 2020 by

In an August 11 CNBC article that covered key findings from the CNBC/Survey Monkey Q3 Small Business Survey, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan provides some insight into why more small business owners may feel more confident about their chances for business survival. According to the survey’s findings: “The pandemic is still raging on […]

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