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May 7th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C.  – In response to today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers reporting that the economy added only 266,000 jobs in April, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement: “The weak jobs data is not a surprise to those keeping in touch […]

May 6th, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING – Labor productivity is a rather straightforward concept, but at times, such as over the past year-plus, it requires some drilling down to acquire a proper interpretation. WHY LABOR PRODUCTIVITY MATTERS As explained by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), “Labor productivity, or output per hour, is calculated by dividing […]

May 6th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is holding a hearing on broadband access and affordability, and a national advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses is urging committee members to review the progress and policies of the past several years – along with the outstanding performance of private […]

May 5th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Biden Administration announced it would support a petition before the World Trade Organization to “waive” vital intellectual property (IP) rights for COVID-19 vaccines, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) voiced alarm at the move.  According to SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, […]

May 5th, 2021 by

  by RAYMOND J. KEATING- In both the manufacturing and service sectors, the latest reports capturing purchasing managers’ activities and views point to strong growth continuing in April. Indeed, looking ahead, as the pandemic retreats, the expansion of government emerges as the biggest threat to our economy. The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI registered […]

May 3rd, 2021 by

“As innovators, small businesses found new ways to acclimate, and many turned to technology to survive the economic downturn and keep their operations running.” There’s no doubt that technology has played a central role in the survival of many of our nation’s small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. And, as SBE Council president & CEO […]

April 29th, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING- In his speech to the nation, President Joe Biden unveiled his very big spending plans and tax increases that he is billing as an “American Families Plan.” Given that the proposal would undermine entrepreneurial efforts to startup, build and expand businesses, and therefore, restrain economic, income and job growth, it would […]

April 29th, 2021 by

  by RAYMOND J. KEATING- Americans are a resilient bunch – including U.S. entrepreneurs, small businesses and their employees, and investors – as illustrated by the fact that real GDP growth in the first quarter of this year accelerated compared to the previous quarter’s growth rate, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. […]

April 29th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – In response to President Joe’s Biden’s national address and the “American Families Plan” and “American Jobs Plan,” Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following response: “Small business owners and entrepreneurs can certainly empathize with the enormous challenge faced by President […]

April 28th, 2021 by

On April 27, President Biden issued an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay a $15 minimum wage to workers on federal contracts. The Executive Order: ● Increases the hourly minimum wage for federal contractors to $15.Starting January 30, 2022 all agencies will need to incorporate a $15 minimum wage in new contract solicitations, and […]

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