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February 21st, 2024 by

Small Business Insider …an Update on Policy and Regulatory Actions By Karen Kerrigan –   Last week (February 12-16) was National Entrepreneurship Week. Unfortunately, the importance of entrepreneurs and their positive contributions to the U.S. economy is hardly recognized in the halls of the federal government. Given the scope and scale of federal regulatory activity […]

February 19th, 2024 by

By Rieva Lesonsky –  What types of branded content (content from companies) do consumers engage with on social media? This is especially important to know these days with so many social platforms that are saturated with content. According to O’Dwyer’s Daily PR News Blast reporting on the newly released data from Sprout Social’s 2024 Content Benchmarks Report, consumers […]

February 19th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – How about a little back-and-forth on the latest U.S. Census Bureau “Business Formation Statistics” report? First, business applications (i.e., “business applications for tax IDs as indicated by applications for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) through filings of the IRS Form SS-4”) declined by 1.3 percent in January, and that included […]

February 13th, 2024 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – It’s National Entrepreneurship Week (Feb. 10-17)! Some might be celebrating, while others might say, “Who cares?” Trust me, everyone should care. In fact, this is a good opportunity for all, whether one is an entrepreneur or not, to review why entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship matter to the economic […]

February 8th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – If you want robust entrepreneurship, innovation and growth, then investors must be incentivized to take on the risks and uncertainties of investing in new and growing businesses. It’s as simple as that. According to the latest edition of the Venture Monitor, from the National Venture Capital Association, investment in entrepreneurial […]

February 7th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  If someone else is footing the bill, then what incentive do you, as a consumer, have to find out how much something costs? Third-party payments are the reality of much of health care funding in the U.S., and it’s reflected regarding cost awareness, of lack thereof, among Americans according to […]

February 1st, 2024 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating –   While assorted numbers have pointed to concerns regarding entrepreneurship in the U.S. over the past decade-and-a-half, recent numbers offer real hope that the entrepreneurial spirit persists among Americans. As SBE Council has noted before (see the latest analysis), new business applications have jumped notably since the […]

January 30th, 2024 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Karen Kerrigan – When federal agencies draft new regulations, they are required to comply with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) to determine if proposed rules will negatively impact small businesses. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) appears to have side-stepped or glossed over this requirement when it “certified” that small businesses will […]

January 24th, 2024 by

By Karen Kerrigan – On January 9, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finally dropped its long-awaited regulatory bombshell – the final Independent Contractor rule. SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following response: “Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su’s intrusive new rule is a massive blow to entrepreneurial opportunity and the flexibility and […]

January 21st, 2024 by

  CES 2024 was an all-around success for exhibitors and attendees alike – 4300+ exhibitors including 1400 startups. More than 135,000 attendees from around the world gathered in Las Vegas, January 8-12 where the latest innovations were showcased and connections were formed. In a “Competition Policy in Tech” session, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined a […]

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