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June 18th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Department of Labor reported on June 18 that seasonally-adjusted initial jobless claims registered 1.5 million for the week ending June 13. That’s down slightly from a week earlier, but well below the far higher levels registered over the previous three months. Of course, the most recent data remain far […]

June 17th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vienna, VA –  In a survey released today by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), small business owners report that cloud services are essential tools for operating their businesses and critical to their survival during the COVID-19 crisis. They overwhelmingly believe that the costs of these services should be […]

June 15th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it is re-opening its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible small businesses. For a period of time, the portal was only accepting applications from agriculture-related small businesses. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) […]

June 15th, 2020 by

By Karen Kerrigan– Efforts to re-tool the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have overshadowed the need to address problems with the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. As widely reported by the media and by small business owners attempting to access EIDL funding, the program experienced many snags during its launch and throughout implementation over the […]

June 5th, 2020 by

Join SBE Council and Travelers for this timely webinar on cybersecurity: How to detect suspicious activity and protect your company’s network. Whether working from home or ramping up in a return to the workplace, protecting your network is more important than ever.

June 5th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Could the economy have hit bottom in April, with the process of climbing out of a deep, dark hole having begun in May? Well, it’s too early to say anything for sure, but the May employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides some real hope. ● First, the […]

June 4th, 2020 by

Regulatory costs disproportionately impact small businesses. Transparency and consistency will promote fairness. For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an important proposed rulemaking that will create a best practice process for regulations promulgated under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The aim of the benefits-cost analysis (BCA) proposal is to […]

June 3rd, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C.- Today, the U.S. Senate passed the “Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act,” H.R. 7010. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the legislation’s passage, which makes key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): “We are pleased the Senate acted quickly on H.R. […]

June 2nd, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – In response to the riots in cities across America that have harmed many individuals, damaged small businesses and scarred the vibrant areas where many people live and work, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement: “The small businesses that […]

May 28th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C.- Today, the U.S. House passed the “Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act,” H.R. 7010. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the legislation’s passage, which makes key fixes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): “There are many important improvements and updates to PPP […]

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