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Inflation Reduction Act: “Bill Does Nothing to Ease Inflation” While Super Sizing the IRS

Criticism from various corners of the political ring continues to lament the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act – legislation that even supporters are describing as a climate bill and not doing much to mitigate inflation. SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan has issued… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Opposes Inflation Reduction Act Due to Negative Impact on Small Businesses

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has publicly posted a letter criticizing the Inflation Reduction Act that was approved by the US Senate in a party-line vote. While the name claims to reduce inflation, some analysts have stated there is nothing or very… Read More

US Economy Enters Recession, White House Attempts to Redefine Terminology

The US Economy delivered a second-quarter of GDP decline, an event that has historically determined that an economy is in recession. The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), reported that Q2 2022 GDP declined by -0.9%. This follows a Q1 decline of… Read More

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council President Karen Kerrigan on State of the Economy: “Washington needs to stop fueling instability and uncertainty”

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has long championed entrepreneurship in Washington, DC. Founded in 1994, the SBE Council claims over 100,000 members. Its mission is to educate and advocate on behalf of these smaller firms – which typically do not have the… Read More

Raging Inflation: “Bad for all Businesses, Especially Small Ones”

Inflation rang the bell once again, topping expectations and delivering a 9.1% increase in prices in the past 12 months. Consumer prices rocketed higher in June, delivering a 1.3% increase. With the Fed on deck, the discussion now shifts to how much higher the rate… Read More

88% of Small Business Owners Expect a Recession

While some people say a proverbial “soft landing” is possible for the economy a growing number of people are expecting a recession as soon as this year or perhaps in 2023. As a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative growth, and the fact that… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Worries About Inflation, Biden Administration Policies

Inflation continues to rocket higher with no end in sight. Today, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that prices rose by1% in May driving the annual rate of inflation to 8.6% – a 40-year high. All prices are going up but perhaps most acutely… Read More

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council Says Senator Klobuchar’s Tech Bill Will Hurt Small Business and Entrepreneurs

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has issued a statement criticizing the legislation that is making its way through the Senate that takes aim at big tech. Led by Senator Amy Klobuchar, the bill entitled the “American Innovation and Choice Online Act” appears… Read More

Biden Administration Plans to Increase Taxes on 2.1 Million Small Businesses

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is warning that the Biden Administrations’ tax plan would raise taxes on 2.1 million small businesses – in contrast to the Administrations’ claims. Last week, the White House issued a Fact Sheet on the plan claiming the… Read More

Biden Administration Issues Executive Order on Hodgepodge of Items “Promoting Competition” Including Banking. But Will the Policy Move Really Help SMEs?

  As anticipated, the Biden Administration has issued an Executive Order that is said to promote competition in the US economy. The order is extensive and includes a list of 72 areas where Joe Biden seeks to change. Included in the list is net neutrality,… Read More

SBE Council Says Small Businesses Need Policy Stability and Relief, Not Higher Taxes and More Regulation as Jobs Data Disappoints

Earlier today, the US Department of Labor Statistics issued data that indicated 266,000 jobs were added during the month of April. This fell far short of expectations as observers anticipated over a million new jobs. The unemployment rate ticked higher to 6.1%. The news undermined… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council: Biden Policy Like Capital Gains Tax Increases Could Derail the Recovery, Harm Entrepreneurs

The Biden administration has just completed its first 100 days in office. Since January, the Administration has proffered a whirlwind of policy changes and legislation from massive spending in the trillions of dollars to profound changes in the tax system. Meanwhile, the economy has already… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Slams Looming Proposal to Dramatically Raise Taxes on Businesses

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has distributed a note criticizing President Joe Biden’s planned tax increase that will hit both individuals and businesses. Addressing  the policy of pushing business taxes higher, the SBE Council says raising taxes during the shaky economy and… Read More

New Report Says Reg CF is a Success, Highlights Funding by Congressional District: Creates Policy Opportunity for COVID Recovery

A new report pertaining to Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) says the Jumpstart Our Businesses Startup Act (JOBS Act) securities exemption is creating economic success for small business owners in need of growth capital. The report outlines Reg CF utilization by Congressional District – highlighting the… Read More

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

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