Technology & IP

October 27th, 2021 by

In an October 25 Orange County Register Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan questions the wisdom of members of Congress who are working to dismantle big U.S. tech leaders through intrusive legislation and regulatory empowerment. The tech tools and platforms provided by “Big Tech” are extensively used by small businesses to access and […]

September 27th, 2021 by

by Karen Kerrigan – During the past year and a half, SBE Council has spoken regularly about the vital role technology and tech platforms have played in helping small businesses stay afloat and modify their operations and practices to keep sales flowing during the pandemic era. We’ve also provided analysis and reviewed various legislative and […]

August 31st, 2021 by

By Karen Kerrigan – Over the past 18 months, small businesses have been ravaged by COVID-19 and the subsequent restrictions that forced millions of storefronts to shutter their doors. As a result of restrictive shutdowns and rules, one estimate finds that more than 285,000 small businesses have closed down across the United States. We believe […]

August 26th, 2021 by

Join Us at 12:00 Noon ET! Innovation and new applications to start businesses are running ahead of pre-COVID levels, in spite of the hit that SMBs and our economy took during the past year or more. That’s the optimistic spirit of the entrepreneur! The ones that made it through relied on tech to connect with […]

July 22nd, 2021 by

Please Join Us for a Capitol Hill Briefing July 22, 2021 1:00 p.m.-3:00 ET The digital economy grew significantly under COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns. Millions of entrepreneurs transformed their businesses and business models using digital tools and technology platforms. How did COVID-19 transform the small business and entrepreneurial sector? What trends will stick in a […]

June 29th, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING – No other movie in film history has provided a title more readily applicable to discussing assorted issues than the 1966 spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood. So, Sergio and Clint, here we go again, as we look at various […]

June 24th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – As the House Judiciary Committee races to finish up a voting marathon on hastily crafted antitrust and regulatory bills aimed at U.S. technology leaders, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan urged committee members and other House members expressing concern about the legislative […]

June 22nd, 2021 by

House Members Must Convene Hearings to Fully Understand the Intended and UNINTENDED Consequences of Legislation by Karen Kerrigan-  As the wave of lockdowns closed much of the country around this time last year, Americans felt real anxieties about leaving their homes to shop for even the most basic necessities. The economic upheaval hit small businesses […]

June 18th, 2021 by

  by RAYMMOND J. KEATING – In the political world, it seems like everyone – no matter which side of the aisle they reside on – loves small business. And they truly seem to want small businesses to succeed. Just not too much, apparently. After all, if a U.S. business builds, innovates, excels at serving […]

June 8th, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING – It’s not unusual for politicians to deal in economic fictions. Indeed, many politicians build entire careers by contradicting basic, sound economics. Nonetheless, there’s something particularly fanciful about the antitrust lawsuit being brought by Karl Racine, the District of Columbia’s attorney general, against Amazon. Amazon and the Retail Market It’s important […]

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