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August 15th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider – The Economy by Raymond J. Keating- Retail industries overwhelmingly are about small business, so when retail sales are up, that’s a great small business story. In fact, among retail trade employer firms in the U.S., 80.3 percent have fewer than 10 employees, 91.1 percent fewer than 20 workers, and 98.4 percent […]

August 10th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.2 percent in July. Over the past six months, CPI inflation has slowed dramatically from the previous six months. Specifically, from August 2017 to January 2018, inflation ran at an annualized rate of 4 percent. That […]

August 8th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations on the new 20 percent small business “pass-through” deduction (Section 199A) included within the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan welcomed the proposal: “We look forward to commenting […]

August 1st, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury issued a final rule on short-term, limited-duration plans. The final rule will extend the current 3-month limitation on the duration of these plans to under twelve months, allow for a renewal of the plans for no longer […]

July 27th, 2018 by

Pro-growth policies work and “create a beautiful circle of opportunity for everyone in our economy…” For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan commented on today’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) report that showed 4.1 percent GDP growth for the second quarter of 2018: “Small businesses are […]

July 25th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C.  – A joint statement today by President Donald Trump and European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reflects future actions that will lead to lower trade barriers and other benefits for American business, which is great news for entrepreneurs, according to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & […]

July 17th, 2018 by

SBE Council Urges All U.S. House Members to Vote for the Bipartisan Package of Capital Access Bills UPDATE:  On July 17, the U.S. House passed JOBS Act 3.0 by a vote of 406-4.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) voiced its strong support for the JOBS and […]

July 12th, 2018 by

“A Key Piece to the 5G Puzzle” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  Today, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted on an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to help advance the rollout of 5G technology by making mid-band spectrum in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band available for expanded flexible use.  As noted by Small Business […]

July 10th, 2018 by

In an Op-Ed in the Morning Consult, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that health care and health coverage costs remain a big pain point for small businesses, their employees and the self-employed. According to Kerrigan, a shot of disruption is in order: “There is no doubt that health coverage, and how we […]

July 9th, 2018 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  President Donald J. Trump has nominated Brett M. Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court.  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination: “Judge Kavanaugh said his job is to […]

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