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September 27th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Whatever one would like to say – positive or negative – about former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, he clearly was pushing tax policy in the wrong direction. But the United Kingdom’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, along with the new chancellor of the exchequer, Kwasi Kwartengis, are turning tax policy […]

September 26th, 2022 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) announced support for the “Commission on the American Workforce Act” introduced by U.S. Representatives Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Shontel Brown (D-OH). SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the bipartisan legislation: “America’s workforce shortage […]

September 25th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Karen Kerrigan – Next month, the U.S. State Department will enter into conversations with member nations of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) to discuss important international postal rate structures and frameworks. This is an important issue for America’s small businesses, as they depend heavily on smart mail delivery and logistics services […]

September 21st, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  The Powell Fed has its guns trained on this economy, with its thinking stuck far in the past. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement and accompanying economic projections released on September 21 offered nothing to be positive about in terms of where monetary policy is headed, and how the […]

September 18th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  The latest Census Bureau report on new business applications continues to offer hope that America is experiencing or will experience some kind of resurgence in entrepreneurship. Make no mistake, that’s vital for the U.S. in terms of completely recovering from the pandemic economy, and moving onto a track of stronger […]

September 15th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  The latest industrial production report from the Federal Reserve was disappointing, as total industrial production declined in August, including a slowdown in manufacturing output. As a result, industrial production has been down or flat in three of the last four months. Industrial production – which is the physical output, free […]

September 15th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The latest report on retail sales turns out to be more of a muddle than anything else. First, retail and food services sales increased by 0.3 percent in August versus the previous month, while the July reading was revised from basically unchanged to down 0.4 percent. Since retail sales data […]

September 13th, 2022 by

Access to broadband remains a priority issue for SBE Council, and the funding provided in the new federal infrastructure package is an opportunity for many communities and individuals to fully join the digital economy, and tap into the services and entrepreneurial opportunity that exists by using digital tools and platforms. But as SBE Council president […]

September 13th, 2022 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – In a letter to U.S. House and Senate congressional leaders, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan is urging leaders to engage parties to avert a possible rail strike that would immobilize the nation’s rail system, causing chaos across sectors and damaging supply […]

September 12th, 2022 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On September 6, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the joint employer standard, which would rescind and replace the newer and  clearer standard that took effect on April 27, 2020 with an expanded, unnecessary and unpredictable framework. Small Business & Entrepreneurship […]

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