Technology & IP

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 […]

December 10th, 2018 by

By Karen Kerrigan- On December 4, SBE Council hosted an event with the Small Business Roundtable (SBR) and the Connected Commerce Council (3C) on the importance of advancing a national privacy framework.  California enacted a complex and cumbersome state privacy law this past October, and twenty-six states are looking to adopt their own privacy and […]

November 24th, 2018 by

SAVE THE DATE: December 4, 2018 One Set of Privacy Rules for Everyone: Why Our Digital Economy Depends on Passing a National Privacy Bill What: Small business discussion on the importance of a national privacy bill When: Tuesday, December 4 at 9:00AM Where: Reserve Officers Association, One Constitution Ave, NE The internet fuels and empowers small businesses across our […]

November 20th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider There’s a Solution to Help Close the Digital Divide in Rural America By Karen Kerrigan – The year is quickly coming to a close, but there is still time for movement on policies that will help our small businesses both now and into the new year.  For the lame duck session of […]

November 19th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider Federal privacy regulation appears to be on the way  By Karen Kerrigan- Technology companies are preparing for action by Congress on comprehensive privacy legislation in 2019.  Legislation already enacted by some states (with more in the queue) combined with momentum in Washington, D.C. following congressional hearings and recent activity by the National […]

October 24th, 2018 by

News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald J. Trump signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, comprehensive legislation to address the nation’s opioid crisis. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response: “The opioid crisis is deeply affecting America’s communities, families […]

October 16th, 2018 by

On September 25, the U.S. House unanimously passed S. 791. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 2655, which passed the House in July and was led by Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).  S. 971 was introduced by Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Gary Peters (D-MI). The […]

October 14th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider by Karen Kerrigan- The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a growth engine for many American small businesses. There is no doubt, however, that the trade agreement required an update. One of those key areas is intellectual property (IP). The recently unveiled United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the “new NAFTA,” has […]

October 11th, 2018 by

NEWS For Immediate Release “The MMA is important legislation that protects the intellectual property and rewards the heart and soul of the music industry.”   Washington, D.C. –  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan lauded today’s signing of the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) by President Donald […]

October 2nd, 2018 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating- It’s not surprising that California lawmakers have attempted to grab power they do not have – violating the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution which grants Congress the power to regulate commerce among the states – by trying to regulate broadband internet service in the name of “net […]

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