Technology & IP

May 18th, 2021 by

Growth Without Barriers Podcast: Digital Edition Highlights In this week’s Growth Without Barriers Podcast – Digital Edition, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan expands on the message in her latest Townhall Op-ed about how legislative efforts in Congress could undermine America’s tech ecosystem, and by extension cause great damage to small businesses and U.S. […]

May 5th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Biden Administration announced it would support a petition before the World Trade Organization to “waive” vital intellectual property (IP) rights for COVID-19 vaccines, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) voiced alarm at the move.  According to SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, […]

May 3rd, 2021 by

“As innovators, small businesses found new ways to acclimate, and many turned to technology to survive the economic downturn and keep their operations running.” There’s no doubt that technology has played a central role in the survival of many of our nation’s small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. And, as SBE Council president & CEO […]

April 26th, 2021 by

“Vaccines Are Saving Small Business” In an April 4 Op-ed in the International Business Times, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan provides a snapshot on the current state of small business, and how vaccines are playing a critical role in driving momentum for economic recovery on Main Street. In the piece, she notes the importance […]

April 22nd, 2021 by

  by RAYMOND J. KEATING- In the crusade against “Big Tech” politicians and regulators will reduce opportunities for entrepreneurs in technology sectors. Some efforts in the Congress threaten all sectors. Mergers and acquisitions often are central to an entrepreneurial firm’s plan or path for innovation, profitability and growth. Indeed, that is far from unusual in […]

April 21st, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING- The impulse to heavily regulate particular businesses, industries or sectors tends to spring from politics, special interest influences, and/or economic confusion, rather than from sound economics. That has long been the case with antitrust regulation, including the current antitrust drive in Congress against leading U.S. technology firms. After a series of […]

April 14th, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING- U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) doesn’t seem to like large businesses and mergers. He also isn’t too fond, apparently, of the work economists can do in terms of informing public policy on such matters. Senator Hawley has just introduced the “Trust-Busting for the Twenty-First Century Act.” If the title sounds a […]

April 5th, 2021 by

Comments to the National Institutes of Standards and Technology Proposed Rule: “Rights to Federally Funded Inventions and Licensing of Government Owned Inventions” Doc # 2020-27581   Submitted by: Karen Kerrigan, president & CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council April 5, 2021   The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is pleased to submit the […]

April 1st, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Well, that didn’t take very long. Various politicians and special interests are back to attacking the pharmaceutical industry. Let’s quickly review the facts: First, a deadly, global pandemic breaks out. Second, as COVID-19 hits, spreads, and takes hundreds of thousands of lives in the U.S., far too many politicians stumble, bumble […]

March 23rd, 2021 by

By Karen Kerrigan– In recent posts on our Small Business Insider blog, Rieva Lesonsky’s Trendcast highlighted the exciting growth and various trends in e-commerce. The significant increase in e-shoppers age 65 and above and the upsurge in the “stay-at-home” category of goods and products being purchased online offer tremendous opportunities for small businesses and new […]

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