WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama has proclaimed May 1-7, 2016 "National Small Business Week" and a leading advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurs says that in order to boost opportunity and growth in this sector Washington must focus on advancing policies that are more friendly and supportive.
"This week we rightfully celebrate the hard work and risk-taking spirit of America's small businesses and entrepreneurs. This is also an opportunity to rethink our policies to help give small businesses and our economy the major boost that's needed for strong and sustainable growth," said Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan.
Kerrigan pointed to tax reform and regulatory restraint as two areas where relief and certainty would help many struggling small businesses, and would encourage more entrepreneurship and investment. According to Kerrigan, confident and growing small businesses, along with a healthy startup sector, are foundational to quality job creation and strong growth – two things that have been lacking during the current economic recovery.
"Government policies and economic conditions are cited by small business owners as their top concerns, and of course these two issues are interrelated. If we get the policies right, meaning if the government does not burden businesses and the economy with excessive red tape and taxes, an environment for strong growth is possible," added Kerrigan.
To speak to an expert from SBE Council on issues impacting entrepreneurs, please call 703-242-5840, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Experts include:
Raymond J. Keating, Chief Economist: Economic and policy issues.
Susan Solovic, Advocate: Business growth, operations, marketing and policy issues.
Barbara Weltman, SBE Council Advisory Board: Taxes and business growth issues.
Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO: Policy, global entrepreneurship, regulation, and general business growth issues.
SBE Council is a nonprofit advocacy, research and education organization that works to protect small business and promote entrepreneurship. For more than twenty-three years SBE Council has led a range of initiatives domestically and across the globe to strengthen the ecosystem for startups and small business success. For more information, please visit www.sbecouncil.org. Twitter: @SBECouncil
Contact: Karen Kerrigan
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