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Feb 14, 2017, 11:55 ET Small Business Advocate Kerrigan Welcomes New SBA Chief Linda McMahon

Today, the United States Senate voted to approve President Donald Trump's nomination of Linda McMahon as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business...


Feb 08, 2017, 09:43 ET SBE Council Ranks the 50 States in "Small Business Policy Index 2017"

Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released its 21st annual look at how public policies in the 50 states affect...


Dec 10, 2016, 10:11 ET Small Business Advocate Looks Forward to President Obama Signing Bill to Give Small Business a Permanent Voice at the SEC

The nation's leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses issued the following statement regarding U.S. Senate passage last evening, by...


Aug 04, 2016, 01:02 ET It's "Startup Day": The U.S. Needs More Entrepreneurs

On this National Startup Across America Day, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released its third "Gap Analysis" report,...


Jun 29, 2016, 09:48 ET SBE Council Releases "Small Business Tax Index 2016"

With 46 of the 50 states beginning new fiscal years on July 1, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) today published the "Small ...


May 02, 2016, 12:18 ET Pro-Small Business Policies Need to Take Center Stage During National Small Business Week

President Barack Obama has proclaimed May 1-7, 2016 "National Small Business Week" and a leading advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurs says ...


Apr 26, 2016, 02:00 ET On World IP Day, Small Business Group Focuses on IP's Importance to Entrepreneurship

On World Intellectual Property Day, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) published the second edition of their popular booklet ...


Apr 05, 2016, 10:35 ET On 4th Anniversary of the JOBS Act, Crowdfunding Advocates are Optimistic

Four years ago today on April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart our Businesses Startup Act (JOBS Act) into law in the Rose Garden of the...


Dec 18, 2015, 12:16 ET Small Businesses Finally Get Some Tax Certainty Heading Into the New Year

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president and CEO Karen Kerrigan congratulated the U.S. Congress for working together on a...


Jun 30, 2015, 02:01 ET Proposed Overtime Regulation A Total Disconnect From Small Business Reality, Says Advocate

Reacting to today's news that the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has proposed a new overtime regulation at the request of President Barack Obama,...


Jun 29, 2015, 01:15 ET Advocate Says SCOTUS Ruling on EPA and Regulatory Costs a Relief to Small Businesses

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme ...


Jun 10, 2015, 02:30 ET Small Business and Entrepreneurship Benefit From Trade

At a Capitol Hill press conference today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) joined congressional trade leaders and fellow...


May 04, 2015, 10:10 ET Actions Needed to Support Startups and Small Businesses for "National Small Business Week"

It's National Small Business Week, and a leading advocate for entrepreneurs is urging elected officials and policymakers to move beyond mere words...


Dec 11, 2014, 10:56 ET SBE Council Ranks the 50 States in "Small Business Policy Index 2014"

Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released its 19th annual "Small Business Policy Index 2014: Ranking the States on...


Nov 13, 2014, 12:35 ET Small Business Growth from Natural Gas Production and Exports

In the midst of a historic energy revolution, United States energy sector companies - particularly small and midsize businesses – are adding new...


Dec 12, 2013, 09:30 ET Small Business Group Ranks the 50 States in "Small Business Policy Index 2013"

Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released its 18th annual "Small Business Policy Index 2013: Ranking the States on...


Jun 26, 2013, 11:12 ET New Book Emphasizes Importance of Protecting IP to Encourage Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Job Growth

Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) published a new book, which draws attention to the critical role that intellectual ...


Apr 17, 2013, 12:17 ET "Business Tax Index 2013" Ranks State Tax Systems for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) published the "Business Tax Index 2013: Best to Worst State Tax Systems for...


Apr 05, 2013, 08:56 ET No Reason to Celebrate on One Year Anniversary of JOBS Act

A leading organization that represents entrepreneurs and small business owners expressed frustration with the dawdling pace of Jumpstart Our Business ...


Dec 13, 2012, 11:30 ET SBE Council Ranks the States for Policy Friendliness in "U.S. Business Policy Index 2012"

Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released its "U.S. Business Policy Index 2012: Ranking the States on Policy...


Oct 04, 2012, 08:52 ET The Presidential Debate and Small Business

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement regarding the first...


Sep 07, 2012, 09:51 ET Latest Jobs Data Is Grim Says Small Business Economist

Today, Raymond J. Keating, chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), released the following statement in...


Jun 28, 2012, 11:46 ET Supreme Court Ruling is a Major Blow to Entrepreneurship, Small Business Owners

In reaction to the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court today on the "Affordable Care Act," the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council)...


Jun 06, 2012, 10:35 ET Walker Keeping His Job Means Small Business Owners Can Create More

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) said the outcome of Wisconsin's recall election is good news for job creators in the...


May 16, 2012, 05:00 ET Obama's Fed Policy Fuels $4 Gas

In a new analysis released today, Louisiana State University Endowed Chair of Banking and nationally-renowned economist Joseph R. Mason makes the...