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March 22nd, 2020 by

“Step up or step aside.” NEWS For Immediate Relief Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the failure of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to move forward in the United States Senate: “Millions of Americans are losing their […]

March 22nd, 2020 by

SAVE SMALL BUSINESSES AND MAIN STREET AMERICA! Members of the United States Senate: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) and our more than 100,000 supporters and members nationwide, I am writing to voice our organization’s strong support for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. We urge you […]

March 21st, 2020 by

Small businesses may apply for “economic injury” disaster loans in the following states listed below  Visit the SBA Disaster Loan page here.  You can call the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339), or email emaildisastercustomerservice@sba.gov. This list is current as of March 21, 10:30 p.m. All states and territories have been granted […]

March 19th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On March 18, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, outlined the contours of the “Restoring Economic Security, Endurance and User Endurance Act (RESCUE) Businesses Act” at a press event, new legislation he is finalizing that will get small businesses the […]

March 17th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, a pair of announcements were made by federal government officials that will help small businesses, their workers and entrepreneurs better weather the economic challenges and disruption caused by the coronavirus. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza unveiled actions aimed at […]

March 17th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – In response to the emergency coronavirus response legislation that passed March 14, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan said legislative and policy efforts need to focus on lifting burdens and providing relief to small businesses, and new mandates will backfire on the […]

March 12th, 2020 by

On March 12, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined the TD AmeriTrade Network to discuss the current challenges of the coronavirus and its impact on small businesses. She discussed the potential impact on revenues and cash flow, and why access to capital and credit will be critical for many small businesses. Watch the […]

March 11th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) President & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s address to the nation regarding the steps his Administration will take to support the economy and help small businesses navigate through the unforeseen challenges and […]

March 10th, 2020 by

On March 10, Kerrigan joined Spicer & Co on Newsmax TV to review the small business impact and challenges of the coronavirus. She noted the “evolving” nature of its spread and impact, and said small businesses are adapting, changing up their business models, putting contingency plans into place, and using tools and platforms to keep […]

March 10th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, Committee on the Judiciary hosted the hearing Competition in Digital Technology Markets: Examining Acquisitions of Nascent or Potential Competitors by Digital Platforms. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following […]

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