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The Association of Online Investment Platforms Responds to SEC’s Proposed Changes to the Exempt Offering Framework

On March 4th the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a proposal to amend multiple securities exemptions. If enacted, the proposed amendments would be the largest changes to securities law since the passage of the JOBS Act, and will strengthen the small business and startup… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Slams Senate’s Inability to Pass Coronavirus Aid Package: This is not the time for squabbling

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has not received the votes necessary in the U.S. Senate on the “motion to proceed.” This is not a vote on the final passage but would bring the process to a point where amendments could be… Read More

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council Comments on SEC Proposals Improving SME Capital Formation

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has issued a statement on the “series of practical changes” announced by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday. The SEC has proposed improving several securities exemptions that are utilized by online capital formation platforms. This includes… Read More

Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus Holds Staff Briefing on Crowdfunding

The US Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus recently hosted a staff briefing with the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council and the Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) on the current state of crowdfunding. Senator Tim Scott and Senator Amy Klobuchar launched the Entrepreneurship Caucus back… Read More

Association of Online Investment Platforms Visits Capitol Hill to Discuss Crowdfunding Exemptions & More with House & Senate Staffers

The Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) visited both House and Senate staffers last week, along with a meeting at the US Department of Treasury. The goal of the trip was to review the status of current crowdfunding exemptions and what must be done to… Read More

SBE Council Highlights Policy Agenda to Help Out the Little Guy Including Access to Capital. Will Congress Listen?

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is out with their policy goals for the incoming Congress. SBE Council is an entity that advocates on behalf of the sector of the economy (small business) that drives most job creation and economic growth. Thus, it… Read More

Lame Duck Congress: Still Time for JOBS Act 3.0

After the first of the year, control of the House of Representatives will move over to the Democrat party following mid-term elections. While the Senate will remain in Republican control, the split Congress means agenda items will frequently be at odds. But in the final… Read More

What Does Control of the House by Democrats Mean for Fintech Innovation & Small Business in General?

Washington DC Capitol At Night Red Light

Yesterday, mid-term elections took place in the US and while the Republicans maintained control of the Senate, the House of Representatives moved over to the Democrats. This split government means that an already divisive, and at times excessively acrimonious, political environment will get even more… Read More

Micro-Offering Exemption Passes House of Representatives, Next Up the Senate

The House of Representatives passed the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act (HR 2201) today largely on a party line vote of 232 to 188. The bill, sponsored by Representative Tom Emmer from Minnesota,  seeks to allow small businesses to raise up toe $500,000 per year… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council CEO Karen Kerrigan Receives Crowdfundie Award at Global Crowdfunding Convention

Karen Kerrigan, the CEO and President of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has received a “Crowdfundie Award” at the 6th Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC) held in Las Vegas this week. Kerrigan attended GCC speaking on the topic of taking equity crowdfunding to… Read More

JOBS Act @ 5: House Committee Updates on Investment Crowdfunding Progress & Other Regulatory Reforms

The House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, met for the first time in 2017.  A new Chairman, Congressman Bill Huizenga, managed the proceedings for the first topic of the year regarding the “Impact of the JOBS Act After Five Years”. The Hearing involved the… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Declares Strong Support for Trump SBA Pick

Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has declared her organization’s strong support for President Trump’s selection to manage the Small Business Administration. Trump has picked Linda McMahon an entrepreneur who scaled and built the highly successful World… Read More

One Way Donald Trump Can Actually Double GDP Growth

How Donald Trump Can Leverage Crowdfunding Under Reg CF to Double GDP Growth President-elect Trump made it a hallmark of his campaign to double GDP growth. According to Karen Kerrigan, President of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council; “His agenda of lowering taxes, simplifying the… Read More

OnDeck, Kabbage & CAN Capital Launch Loan Comparison Tool Smart Box

OnDeck (NYSE:ONDK), CAN Capital and Kabbage, have joined together to launch a loan comparison tool to help small businesses better compare finance options. As part of their participation in the Innovative Lending Platform Association (ILPA), the three online lenders have created “Straightforward Metrics Around Rate… Read More

Crowdfund Insider CEO Andrew Dix Receives New Capital Markets Leadership Award from CFIRA, SBE Council and CCA

During the inaugural Crowdfunding Technology Showcase and Celebration in Washington, D.C., CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) presented Crowdfund Insider Co-founder and CEO Andrew Dix the “New Capital Markets Leadership Award” for Media. Crowdfund Insider, the leading… Read More

SBE Council, CFIRA & CCA Announce Crowdfunding Tech Showcase Participants

The Crowdfunding Technology Showcase and Celebration scheduled for next Monday (May 16, 2016) has announced the organizations representing the five sectors of the crowdfunding ecosystem that will showcase at the DC Demo Day portion of the event. The Showcase and Celebration is being coordinated with… Read More

Crowdfunding Showcase Scheduled for May 16th in Washington DC

On May 16th, Title III of the JOBS Act will (finally) become a reality as retail equity crowdfunding commences. Reg CF, as some call the new exemption, will join Title II Accredited Crowdfunding alongside Reg A+l, as another step in the capital ladder.  In recognition… Read More

CFIRA Teams Up With CCA & SBE Council to host Crowdfunding Showcase & Celebration

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) announced on Wednesday that it has formed a partnership with Crowdfunding Capital Advisors (CCA) and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) to host the upcoming event, Crowdfunding Showcase and Celebration. The event, which will be held on May… Read More

To Boost Entrepreneurship, SMEs Need Better Access to Capital

This past week during a hearing at the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Raymond Keating of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) delivered prepared remarks to the Representatives in attendance. The title of the hearing was the JOBS Act at Four: Examining Its… Read More

House Financial Services Committee to Discuss “Fix Crowdfunding Act” & Other Bills to Boost SME Access to Capital

The Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, part of the House Financial Services Committee, has scheduled a hearing for tomorrow (Thursday, April 14 @10AM ET) that has been labeled, “The JOBS Act at Four: Examining Its Impact and Proposals to Further Enhance Capital Formation”.  The… Read More

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