PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Technology & IP

February 25th, 2020 by

By Karen Kerrigan- Technological innovation is critical to enabling entrepreneurship and helping small businesses compete and grow. For example, the platform-based economy is boosting productivity, creating greater efficiencies, improving market access and customer communications, and providing new tools to hire, manage and retain workers. Many entrepreneurs and small businesses are already benefitting from technological advancements […]

February 25th, 2020 by

By Karen Kerrigan– The U.S. Chamber’s Global IP Center (GIPC) recently released its eighth annual ranking of countries in terms of their approach to intellectual property (IP) protections. I had the distinct honor of attending the unveiling event where GIPC staff and board members reviewed the latest International IP Index rankings, particularly the good news […]

February 10th, 2020 by

Significant policy proposals, actions and private-sector investment are all taking place to bring the power of 5G to U.S. consumers and businesses. 5G technology will provide entrepreneurs and small businesses with new tools, a competitive boost, and exciting opportunities to drive revenue and growth through expanded market access and efficiencies. On February 11, 2020 SBE […]

September 20th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- There’s nothing new about politicians attacking something they call “Big” – like “Big Oil,” “Big Pharma,” and now, “Big Tech.” It’s almost like certain politicians toss aside sound economics and policymaking in favor of playing political games in order to flex their legislative power or energize their respective bases. There’s also […]

April 11th, 2019 by

U.S. House Votes to Regulate the Internet and Re-Impose Utility-Style Red Tape By Karen Kerrigan– With so many other problems to solve, you would hope the new Democrat majority in the U.S. House would focus on the key issues that matter to the health and growth of small business. Instead, this week, they focused on […]

March 22nd, 2019 by

NEWS For Immediate Release FCC Takes First Steps on “TV White Space” Spectrum to Help Rural Economies and Entrepreneurs Participate in the Digital Economy Washington, D.C. –  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan released a statement on recent action taken by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to open unused […]

February 7th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- Proponents of excessive regulation of the internet will never give up. On February 7, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hosted the hearing, “Preserving an Open Internet for Consumers, Small Businesses and Free Speech.”  The hearing offered a renewed chance for activists to […]

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 […]

December 12th, 2018 by

The Airband Initiative by Karen Kerrigan- On December 4, I attended an event hosted by Microsoft president Brad Smith where he provided an update on the company’s “Airband Initiative.” This important project is a five-year commitment made by Microsoft to bring quality broadband access to 2 million unserved rural Americans by July 2022, utilizing unassigned […]

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