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September 26th, 2022 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) announced support for the “Commission on the American Workforce Act” introduced by U.S. Representatives Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Shontel Brown (D-OH). SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the bipartisan legislation: “America’s workforce shortage […]

September 25th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Karen Kerrigan – Next month, the U.S. State Department will enter into conversations with member nations of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) to discuss important international postal rate structures and frameworks. This is an important issue for America’s small businesses, as they depend heavily on smart mail delivery and logistics services […]

September 21st, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  The Powell Fed has its guns trained on this economy, with its thinking stuck far in the past. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement and accompanying economic projections released on September 21 offered nothing to be positive about in terms of where monetary policy is headed, and how the […]

September 12th, 2022 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On September 6, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the joint employer standard, which would rescind and replace the newer and  clearer standard that took effect on April 27, 2020 with an expanded, unnecessary and unpredictable framework. Small Business & Entrepreneurship […]

August 26th, 2022 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – California’s elected officials seem to be doing everything they can to make it very difficult – if not impossible – for entrepreneurs to start businesses and for small businesses to operate and grow in the state. According to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO […]

August 19th, 2022 by

SBE Council’s Karen Kerrigan on Fox News The big tax and spending bill (the “Inflation Reduction Act”) signed by President Biden includes various provisions that will negatively impact the economy and have a downstream impact on small businesses. SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined David Asman on Neil Cavuto’s America on August 12 […]

August 16th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The Census Bureau has reported that housing starts took a dive in July, with permits not faring well either. In fact, after having a nice run during the pandemic economy, housing starts have now fallen back to below their pre-pandemic level: ● Housing starts (at a seasonally adjusted annual rate) […]

August 11th, 2022 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C.  – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) delivered a letter to U.S. House members in opposition to the “Inflation Reduction Act” (IRA). In the letter, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan warned that the title of the legislation belies what it will actually do and […]

August 10th, 2022 by

“Inflation Reduction Act” Reduces Investment & Innovation, Harms Struggling U.S. Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Dear U.S. House Member: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) strongly opposes “The Inflation Reduction Act” (IRA). The package will not reduce inflation. The Congressional Budget Office reports that it will have “a negligible” effect on reducing inflation. In […]

August 10th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on the morning of August 10 served up the much anticipated inflation data for July. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July came in flat, i.e., 0 percent. Inflation has been raging since early 2021. And even with the 0 percent increase in CPI […]

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