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July 9th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, on barriers to accessing capital for women and minority-owned businesses during COVID-19. Solutions and legislative proposals will also be discussed. (Listen […]

July 6th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO applauded the release of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) data by the U.S. Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration (SBA). The following statement can be attributed to Kerrigan on the release of the data: “Small business owners […]

July 1st, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) goes into effect today, and the nation’s leading advocacy organization for entrepreneurs cheered this important moment, as provisions in the agreement lower barriers and provide growth opportunities for small businesses across many sectors of the United States economy. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE […]

July 1st, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C.  – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan restated appreciation for the Universal Postal Union deal achieved last September by the Trump Administration and the State Department. The provisions of this agreement are slated to take effect July 1st. “Prior to this agreement, America’s […]

June 30th, 2020 by

Tuesday is last day for businesses to apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan was interviewed about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and what comes next by the Scripps syndicated national network. “The SBE Council is working with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for further policy solutions. […]

June 17th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vienna, VA –  In a survey released today by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), small business owners report that cloud services are essential tools for operating their businesses and critical to their survival during the COVID-19 crisis. They overwhelmingly believe that the costs of these services should be […]

June 15th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it is re-opening its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible small businesses. For a period of time, the portal was only accepting applications from agriculture-related small businesses. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) […]

June 15th, 2020 by

By Karen Kerrigan– Efforts to re-tool the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have overshadowed the need to address problems with the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. As widely reported by the media and by small business owners attempting to access EIDL funding, the program experienced many snags during its launch and throughout implementation over the […]

June 5th, 2020 by

Join SBE Council and Travelers for this timely webinar on cybersecurity: How to detect suspicious activity and protect your company’s network. Whether working from home or ramping up in a return to the workplace, protecting your network is more important than ever.

June 5th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Could the economy have hit bottom in April, with the process of climbing out of a deep, dark hole having begun in May? Well, it’s too early to say anything for sure, but the May employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides some real hope. ● First, the […]

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