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March 11th, 2019 by

According to Kerrigan, 2019 should be another healthy year of growth for the retail sector, with small innovative retailers driving disruption by responding to the demands of consumers, and staying ahead of their needs. She added that the outlook could be brighter with a resolution on the trade dispute with China, as well as passage […]

March 7th, 2019 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  While some elected officials in the nation’s capital see it as their job to fuel partisanship or score political points, bipartisan momentum is building on Capitol Hill to address a major pain point for small businesses and the self-employed – crushing health coverage costs.  Bipartisan bills have been […]

February 20th, 2019 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On February 20, 2019, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states must also abide by the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment, which bans excessive fines.  Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion in the Timbs v. Indiana case. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & […]

February 18th, 2019 by

On February 18, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined the Cavuto Coast-to-Coast show on Fox Business to discuss the state of the economy and small business, policies that would strengthen confidence and growth, and the latest trade issues such as USMCA, a China deal and the importance of strong intellectual property (IP) protections. […]

February 13th, 2019 by

SBE Council joins “Pass USMCA Coalition” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emily Troisi    (202) 471-4228, ext.120 WASHINGTON, D.C., February 13, 2019 — Today, a diverse group of trade associations, businesses, and advocacy groups launched the “Pass USMCA Coalition,” an alliance advocating for the swift passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement during the 116th Congress. Pass USMCA […]

February 6th, 2019 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The nation’s leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses congratulated President Donald Trump on his State of the Union speech, especially his call for new relationships and strategies to resolve America’s most pressing challenges.  According to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, […]

February 4th, 2019 by

Top Concerns, Bipartisan Opportunities and Priority Issues for Entrepreneurs Covered Washington D.C – The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) hosted a Small Business Policy Expo on January 30th featuring conversations with the nation’s leading small business advocates, entrepreneurs and policy experts. Panelists and attendees discussed the state of entrepreneurship and small business, including […]

January 28th, 2019 by

In a January 28 Real Clear Policy op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined Small Business Roundtable executive director Rhett Buttle and Connected Commerce Council president Jake Ward to outline the importance of a privacy framework at the federal level, and why it is critical to include entrepreneurs and small business owners in […]

January 26th, 2019 by

A new Congress means new policy priorities. Small Business Policy Expo 2019 will explore the opportunities for legislative action to support strong entrepreneurship and small business growth. JOIN US! January 30, 2019 Small Business Expo 2019 Panels and Discussion    2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Ready to Launch Congressional Reception                 6:00 […]

January 25th, 2019 by

Small businesses will continue to operate in an environment of uncertainty FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – An agreement to re-open the government is good news, but the temporary fix – a continuing resolution to fund the government through February 15 – still presents a challenge for small businesses affected by the partial shutdown, as […]

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