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December 14th, 2022 by

In a recent DC Journal Inside Sources Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that challenging economic conditions and headwinds continue to bear down on small businesses: “That is why Congress must identify practical solutions to help entrepreneurs through this challenging economic period, and beyond. One solution is to restore immediate expensing for […]

December 14th, 2022 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) closed the comment period on its proposed “new” regulatory framework for independent contractor classification. The proposal would rescind and replace the clearer and simpler set of rules that took effect in March 2021 with an “archaic, inappropriate, complex and inflexible regulatory […]

December 13th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – We all should cherish bits of positive economic news wherever they can be found. And the news on inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, for November was welcome. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that CPI inflation registered 0.1 percent for November. That was a marked slowdown […]

December 12th, 2022 by

In a December 12 Washington Times Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that legislators who drafted the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) “had some idea that their bill was going to hurt small biotech companies.” The legislation, signed by President Biden in mid-August 2022, imposes price controls on some drugs purchased by Medicare […]

December 8th, 2022 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) case opposing Meta’s acquisition of VR startup Within Unlimited, Inc.  goes to trial today, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan said there is more at stake then whether FTC Chair Lina Khan can throw cold water […]

December 7th, 2022 by

Trade Association Statement Supporting NSBA v. Janet Yellen December 7, 2022 The undersigned organizations strongly support the National Small Business Association v. Yellen challenging the constitutionality of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). The CTA represents an unprecedented attempt by the federal government to gather the personal information of millions of law-abiding citizens and residents who […]

December 7th, 2022 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – In comments filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) urged the Board to pull their proposed joint employer standard from consideration and “allow a 2020 rule to stand.” In her comments, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan […]

December 7th, 2022 by

Comments on the NLRB Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Joint Employer Standard   The Honorable Lauren M. McFerran Chairman National Labor Relations Board 1015 Half Street S.E. Washington, D.C. 20570-0001   RE: Docket NLRB-2022-0001 Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status, 87 Fed. Reg. 54641 (Sept. 7, 2022) VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION   Dear Chairman McFerran: The Small Business […]

December 7th, 2022 by

The Honorable Mike Flood U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C.   Dear Congressman Flood: Capital is the lifeblood for startups and growing companies. It is vitally important that entrepreneurs have knowledge about the range of options available for accessing investment and growth capital, which is why the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is […]

December 2nd, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – If you were looking for good news, don’t bother with the Institute for Supply Management’s latest read on manufacturing activity. The ISM purchasing manager’s index contracted in November for the first time in 29 months. Timothy R. Fiore, chairman of the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, reported: […]

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